No differences with Cong on economic issues: Amar Singh

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New Delhi, Sep 5 (UNI) The Samajwadi Party today said it had no differences with the Congress on the economic issues, and strictly denied that it had any corporate agenda in extending support to the UPA.

''We have given unconditional support. We will try to convince the Congress and give it an opportunity to convince us, but we will not give any ultimatum,'' he said at a 'Meet the Press' programme organised by the Press Club of India here.

Replying to a question, he said it was not fair that he was being accused of furthering the coprorate agenda only because of his friendship with Anil Ambani.

If the Samajwadi Party was talking of taxing the windfall profit, so were the Left and people in the Planning Commission and the ONGC, he said.

He vehemently denied that he was targetting Mukesh Ambani by making the demand, as the windfall profit did not benefit Ambani.

''I don't deny that Anil Ambani is my friend, but I am not running his company, nor he runs my party,'' said Mr Singh.

Also denying any ulterior motive regarding his demand relating to spectrum, Mr Singh said the SP was not the only one to demand that if the companies utilised more than the allotted spectrum, they pay for it, as similar demand was made by the TRAI and other government and also business organisation, said Mr Singh.

In fact, he said he would not accept two ministries -- communications and Information and Broadcasting -- if he had joind the Government, beacuse then he would have been accused of furthering the interest of Anil Ambani and the Bachchan Family.

Replying to a question on Singur, he said he and Mamata Banerjee were not anti-Tata, but wanted that the four hundred acres of farmers' land acquired unfairly should be returned to them.

''I have seen the original Tata letter in which the company said it wanted only 600 acres of land, but actually 1000 acres were acquired, so Mamata was demanding the return of the 400 acres of land to farmers.

Mr Singh said Mr Ravi Kant of Tata had come to him for land when he was chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Development Council, but he had refused to acquire any farmers' land and told him that he should talk to farmers individually.

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