Samajwadi Party to support UPA

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New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh on Tuesday submitted a letter pledging support for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

"I have been authorised and directed by the SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to offer our support for the formation of new UPA Government under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh," Amar Singh told reporters here.

The SP had extended outside support to the UPA Government after the Left parties pulled out over nuclear deal with the US last year.

Amar Singh further said that extension of outside support to the UPA by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was an act of 'political opportunism'.

"On this I have to say this that when we are fully supporting, Mayawati's support is political opportunism," Singh added.

Earlier in the day, BSP chief Mayawati said that her party would give outside support to UPA. (ANI)

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