Lucknow: Samajwadi Party on Monday said Union
Minister Beni Prasad Verma`s stand of post-poll tie-up between
Congress and BSP in Uttar Pradesh smacked off a "tacit
understanding" between the two parties.
"Congress leaders, it seems have got depressed due to
realisation of the outcome of Assembly polls. Leaders like
Beni Prasad Verma and Digvijay Singh are issuing absurd
statements," SP spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury said.
He said Verma`s statement meant that Congress wanted to
weaken the secular SP.
Verma, who created a flutter by advocating Congress`
post-poll alliance with BSP in Uttar Pradesh, today stuck to
his stand saying there should be no truck with "a party of
"BSP is better than SP which is a party of goondas ...
even if Congress falls short of the majority mark, it would
have the key to government formation," Verma said.
Apparently buoyed by exit poll predictions, Chowdhury said
the Congress would realise its "deplorable ground situation"
in UP after the results are out tomorrow.
He claimed that SP would not need support of any party as
it would get absolute majority.