Ready to support UPA: SP

Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh today indicated that the party would support the UPA but said the nature of support would depend on “what the alliance wants from us”.

“We are happy that secular forces are progressing but the nature of support would depend upon what they (UPA) want from us,” Singh told reporters here.

“We talked to Prime Minister Manomohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and congratulated them on the the outcome of the elections. It is not proper to make public our conversation with the Prime Minister. In the evening, we are going to meet the Prime Minister,” he said.

Replying to question whether the SP would be a part of the government, he said: “It is the prerogative of the Prime Minister.

“We will support a secular and non-communal government and what will be the shape and form of our support, it solely depends on them. We are a donor and ready to give our support,” he said.

When asked what would be the stand of the Samajwadi Party if an offer comes to join the UPA government, Singh said, “party President Mulayam Singh Yadav has nominated me to decide on this and I will be talking to Congress.”

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