''Sau saal pahle mujhe tumse pyaar tha, aaj bhi hai aur kal bhi rahega (My love for you will exist today and tomorrow, as it had been past hundred years)'' chanted Mr Prasad, also the Railway Minister, at a meeting here yesterday. Singing the Bollywood hit of silver-screen's evergreen hero Devanand, ''Jab pyaar kisi se hota hai(When love happens)'', Mr Prasad said, ''My love for the Left parties is like Devanand Sahebs love for his lady.'' The minister said he had no bitter feelings for the reds even after the latter snapped ties with the UPA on the nuclear deal.
''They are my friends and will ever remain my friends. My feelings for them will remain unaltered even in the changed political scenario,'' asserted Mr Prasad.
He also claimed that the UPA government would complete its full-term even without the Left's support.
The Left, however, did not reciprocate Mr Prasad's warmth and ruled out any possibility of entering into an alliance with the UPA partners including RJD, LJP or Congress in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
The parties have planned for mass movement to protest the rise in prices as well as issues related to public concern.