New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam
Singh Yadav on Friday complained that Congress has not been
treating his party well but despite that he ruled out
withdrawal of support to the UPA government.
"The Congress is not treating us well. But our politics
is based on principles and we will not give that up," he said.
Amid talk about the possibility of two parties forging a
tie-up in Uttar Pradesh after the upcoming assembly polls,
Yadav said, "We will continue to support the Congress-led
Government at the Centre. That`s because we wish to keep
communal forces at bay."
To a question whether his party would support any attempt
to bring down the government at the Centre, he told Prabhu
Chawla for Teekhi Baat programme, "There are only two years
left for the next general elections, so why topple? We will
not withdraw support."
On the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, the former
Chief Minister expressed hope that his party will form the
next government without any support.
He indicated that he would be party`s Chief Ministerial
candidate when he ruled out taking "rest", saying "I am
healthy and strong... I have not given up on politics".
Yadav made the remarks apparently to dispel the notion
that he was projecting his son Akhilesh to carry the banner.
Asked whether he or his son would take responsible if the
party loses, the SP chief said, "We are confident that the
people will vote us in with a clear majority. We will win. If
we lose the defeat will be the party`s."
He elaborated on this by saying that it was "not me or my
son but the Samajwadi Party that is fighting (the elections)."