Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Monday, Oct 21 was quoted as saying, "The way Central government ministers are coming to Uttar Pradesh and asking for the resignations of state government ministers, we will have to hold a discussion on our alliance."
Latest development in Samajwadi Party may leave Sonia Gandhi puzzled. It may harm the UPA at centre ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha election which is expected to be held in 2014.
we will have to hold a discussion on our alliance
The Samajwadi Party, with 22 Lok Sabha MPs, supports the UPA government from the outside. The development comes, crucially, in the wake of the CBI closing its disproportionate assets case against Mulayam Singh.
Earlier the BJP President, during a mega rally hosted for BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi in Kanpur on Oct 19, taunted Mulayam Singh. Rajnath Singh urged the former UP CM to contribute to the 'real progress' of the state.
Speaking about several CBI cases against Mulayam and his party leaders, Rajnath said that Mulayam has been supporting UPA government from outside as he is 'scared of Congress party which is empowered by CBI.'
The BJP President chided, "now when all CBI cases have been withdrawn against you (Mulayam), please withdraw your support to UPA and develop Uttar Pradesh."