Ajit finally says no to Congress

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New Delhi, Jul 20 (UNI) After keeping the Congress guessing for about two weeks, the RLD, which has three MPs in the Lok Sabha, today finally decided to vote against the UPA Government on the trust motion for which the House is meeting tomorrow.

The RLD decision has come as a great set back for the Congress, which however, got some relief in the declaration of support by the five-member JMM.

RLD chief Ajit Singh put the final seal on the decision after a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati, who has emerged as the central figure in the anti-Congress camp.

Mr Singh announced the decision after consulting his party MPs here this morning.

It is understood that Mr Singh has been offered greater number of seats from Uttar Pradesh than offered by the Congress for the coming Lok Sabha polls.

He told reporters after the meeting that the issue involved in the trust motion to be brought in Lok Sabha tomorrow had gone beyond the nuclear deal and involved so many other things like the performance of the UPA Government over the last four years, and the coming Lok Sabha polls.

He said he was against nuclear energy as there were so many alternative sources of energy which could be tapped without any hazards and constraints.

Mr Singh said he took the decision against voting for the UPA after his discussions with leaders of different parties. He said after taking their views into account he finally reached the conclusion that he should vote against the UPA.

Besides BSP chief Mayawati, Mr Singh had earlier met TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, Left leaders and leaders of other parties.


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