Amar Singh rules out any rapprochement with BSP

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New Delhi, June 10 (UNI) The Samajwadi Party today ruled out any rapprochement with the Bahujan Samaj Party, speculation about which were rife after a meeting between SP chief Mulayam Siungh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati in Lucknow last week.

Probably it was the first one-to-one meeting between Mr Yadav and Ms Mayawati after the BSP government came to power one year ago.

However, Mr SP General Secretary Amar Singh said no political significance should be read in the meeting between the two leaders.

No tie-up or understanding between the two parties was proposed, he said.

He was talking to reporters after a meeting with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at Rashtrapati Bhawan here.

He said Mr Yadav had gone to Ms Mayawati's residence in connection with selection of candidates for the members of the state Human Rights Commission. leader of the Opposition is generally invited on such occasions for consultations, the SP leader added.

About his meeting with the President, he said he sought her intervention for dismissal of the BJP government in Rajasthan, over the ''brutal manner'' in which the Gujjar agitation has been suppressed by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Comparing Mrs Raje with General Dyer, the SP General secretary said such an anti-people government had no right to remaian in power any longer.

The demand for dismissal of the state BJP government was made by Mr Singh when he met the President here.this afternoon. Mr Singh who was accompanied by SP Parliamentary party leader Ramgopal Yadav, apprised Mrs Patil of the stand of his party and of the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) .

Talking to reporters after the meeting, he said Mrs Raje should be tried for massacre of innocent people, but on the contrary it is Gujjar leader Col (retd) Kirodi Singh Bainsla who has been booked in such a case, which was a travesty of justice .

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