Mulayam says it is for Jaswant to decide on joining SP
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 18:48
New Delhi: Sending overtures to expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said he "liked" the former union minister and it was up to him to join his party.

"I like him," Yadav said, adding, that it would be for Singh to decide on joining SP.

Asked whether he would like the expelled BJP leader to join his party, Yadav said "It is entirely his decision...It is up to him what he decides for his future."

"I share a good relationship with Jaswant Singh though he is in the BJP. He is not a fundamentalist. He is a good leader with a good heart. He has the qualities of a good leader," Yadav said and lamented that the BJP sacked him unceremoniously.

Sources close to Yadav said the SP is keen to rope in Singh in a bid to consolidate its Muslim vote bank against the backdrop of his book on Pakistan founder M A Jinnah.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 18:48

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