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Friday, September 21, 2012

Mulayam keeps UPA on edge

While reiterating his party will support the UPA to keep “communal” forces at bay, the Samajwadi Party chief, Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav, courting arrest here during Thursday’s Bharat bandh, warned the Centre that the SP will not tolerate “anti-people decisions”.

Trinamul chief Mamata Banerjee is expected to formally withdraw support to the government on Friday, pushing UPA-2 into a working minority. Meanwhile, finance minister P. Chidambaram, when asked whether the government would look for new allies, said, “If we can acquire new friends, why would we not acquire new friends?”

Clearly keeping his Third Front hopes afloat, Mr Yadav snubbed the BJP by ensuring he did not share a dais with top saffron leaders at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday.

Read full story Deccan Chronicle Kochi

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