Cong will not interfere in cases against SP chief: Jaiswal

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Lucknow, Jul 7 (UNI) Soon after being supported by the Samajwadi Party (SP) over the nuclear deal, the Congress today clarified that it would not interfere in the cases that were lying pending with the CBI against SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav and its other leaders.

''Though, I don't know about the cases, but surely there would be no interference by the Congress in any such matter,'' senior Congress leader and Minister of state for Home Sri Prakash Jaiswal said addressing newspersons here.

Elaborating the case against Mr Yadav for disproportirnate assets, Mr Jaiswal said ''how can the Congress interfere into a matter, which is being monitored by the Supreme Court.'' However, on being asked about the closeness of the Congress and the SP, Mr Jaiswal said ''no talks have held between both the parties over the electoral alliance in UP.'' Further praising the SP's stand for the N-Deal, the minister said ''it was a positive approach and towards the nation's larger interest...the Left parties are only opposing it due to apprehension against United States (US),'' he quipped.

Mr Jaiswal said he also met UP Governor T V Rajeswar and apprised him about the delay in compensation to the 1984 Sikh riot victims in Kanpur city.

He said the Governor has assured that he would look into the matter on priority.

UNI MB JAS Mir BD2100

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