Without alliance with SP, Cong has no future in UP: Amar Singh

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New Delhi, Aug 9 (UNI) Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh today said without alliance with his party, the Congress has no future in Uttar Pradesh.

He claimed the UP Pradesh Congress Committee was interested for a pre-poll alliance.

The SP leader did not hesitate in suggesting that the Congress had lost its mass base in the state.

''Without being disrespectful to the Congress leadership I can say that the party has no future in the state,'' he told a TV news channel.

He, however, said he had to accept the UPA's leadership.

''I have to accept the leadership of Soniaji and Manmohan Singh.

Samajwadi Party will inherit UPA's anti-incumbency,'' the SP leader said.

''I cannot duplicate the style of the Left in supporting the government,'' he said taking a dig at the Left parties.

Regarding seat sharing talks with the Congress for the coming Lok Sabha elections in the state, he said, ''I am not keen, I am not dying for it. But I am not disinterested either.'' Replying to a question, Mr Singh said he himself did not want to join the government, but party workers feel that the party would benefit by doing so.

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