Signs of crack visible in SP after support, another MP rebels

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Lucknow, July 8 (UNI) The signs of cracks in the Samajwadi Party (SP) ranks came to the fore immediately after the party announced support to the UPA government at the Centre on the Nuclear issue with an MP, Jaiprakash coming out in the open against the move.

Jaiparaksh, four times Member of Lok Sabha, today described the deal as ''improper'', ''anti-people'' and ''against the national interest''.

Talking to UNI after the Left parties declared withdrawal of support and subsequent announcement of SP to extend support to bail out UPA, he said the party leadership comprised mainly of party president Mulayam Singh Yadav had not taken party into the confidence. ''I, as senior Samajwadi Party Member of Parliament, vehemently oppose the party's move,'' he said.

The sitting MP from Mohanlalganj in Lucknow district said the support to the Congress-led UPA was totally uncalled for as the Central government had failed on all counts specially on the inflation front. ''Moreover, the support on Nuclear Deal with United States is not in the national interest as per my individual opinion,'' he said.

Jaiprakash did not attend the party's high-level meet in New Delhi today convened by the SP leadership to apprise the party MPs and legislators of the details of the deal. ''The meeting is an eyewash and has no meaning since the decision had already been taken,'' he said.

In reply to a question, he said a lot many party MPs were against the deal and SP suuport to the UPA but refused to disclose their names. ''I can only talk about myself and it would not be right to talk about others. It is a matter of time,'' he said.

To another query, Mr Jaiprakash refused to divulge his future plans or any proximity with the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party.

Earlier, on July 3 last, another party MP from Muzzafarnagar Munnawar Hasan had resented Mulayam's support to the Nuclear deal.

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