New Delhi, Jul 13: In a signifying development CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday, July 13, held talks with BSP supermo Mayawati in a bid to to cobble together numbers to win trust vote.
Emerging from the meeting with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Karat told reporters that “we have to get the Indo-US nuclear deal defeated". While appreciating Mayawati"s anti-nuke deal stand, the CPI(M) leader said the BSP had agreed to support the Left in its bid to block the nuclear deal. As the government seeks the support of UP Chief Minister Mayawati's rival, the Samajwadi Party to bail out the BSP boss's determination to teach the UPA a lesson has only grown. Now, Mayawati is supping with the Left, as she met CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday, July 13.
On Saturday (July 12), Mayawati refused to divulge her strategy in the crucial trust vote on July 22. While, Samajwadi Party leader, Amar Singh said that they support the deal in the national interest and will vote for the UPA government in the Lok Sabha on the trust.