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Lalu congratulates Mulayam over UP victory

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 22:30

New Delhi: RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday
congratulated Mulayam Singh Yadav on Samajwadi Party`s
impressive win in the UP Assembly elections, saying it is a
victory of secular forces.

Prasad, who is in the national capital, called up the
SP leader to greet him.

Hailing it as "victory of secular forces", Prasad said
that it will be the secular parties which will win even in
future.

Sharad Yadav, president of Janata Dal (United), an ally
of NDA, also hailed the "clear mandate" given by people
in UP.

"People have given a clear mandate, which has brought an
end to all sorts of political games. I welcome it," he said,
adding the election result giving a clear majority to SP
is "in the interest of the nation and in the interest of the
state".

The JD-U chief said he will personally congratulate
Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The Yadav trio Lalu, Sharad and Mulayam have joined
hands on many issues in Parliament in the past.

As the upcoming budget session is set to be stormy with
the Opposition planning to target the government on issues
like price rise and corruption, the role that the Yadav trio
play, is something that will be closely watched in Congress
circles.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 22:30
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