Many questions unanswered: Cong on Mulayam`s `regret`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 21:37

New Delhi: Congress today said SP chief
Mulayam Singh Yadav`s statement regretting taking the support
of Kalyan Singh was not enough as many questions remain
unanswered.

"Congress has been raising questions on it since the
beginning of their alliance. Mulayam Singh has realised it
only now but many questions still remain unanswered," party
spokesperson Mohan Prakash told reporters here.

"In the last Lok Sabha polls, I had to take support of
some `galat tatva` (wrong elements) to keep communal forces at
bay from forming government at the Centre. This confused the
secular forces especially my Muslim brothers and their
feelings were hurt. I accept my mistake and seek pardon of the
Muslim community," Yadav said in a statement in Lucknow.

The SP, which had won only 23 out of the 80 Lok Sabha
seats in UP, had accepted that it core Muslim voters had
drifted to others parties.

Riding on the support of minority votes and other
sections, Congress had performed better in the state than the
previous election and won 22 seats. The party is hoping to
come to power in the state in the next assembly election in
2012 and has decided to go it alone.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 21:37
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