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SP ready to sit in opposition: Mulayam

Mainpuri, May 18 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said that his party was ready to sit in the opposition if its offer of ‘constructive support’ was not accepted by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

“We will continue to give constructive support to the UPA government. We have already made it clear to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. But if the UPA does not want our support, we have no choice but to sit in the opposition,” Yadav told reporters here.

His statement came after some Congress leaders opposed the inclusion of the SP and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in the new UPA Government.

Meanwhile, the Congress has said that the UPA allies will meet on Wednesday to discuss the future course of action.

However, nothing was said on whether the RJD and the SP would be attending the meeting or not.

“On May 20, there will be a meeting of the UPA where all our pre-poll alliance partners are invited. That day we will sit together and discuss our future steps,” Congress Spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters in the national capital.

The meeting will take place at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s residence at 10, Janpath. (ANI)

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