"The Congress is running a coalition government at the Centre. We are backing it. The Congress has not invited us to join the government, neither have we asked for it," said Mulayam Singh Yadav.
On being questioned about Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's resignation, Mulayam refused to comment.
Just a few days ago Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh had made a statement that the Samajwadi Party could join the Central Government even though the Congress would oppose the party in the next Lok Sabha elections.
Earlier, Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh had hinted that Samajwadi Party could join hands with the Central Government.