UPA govt on coramine: SP gen secy

Samajwadi Party`s All-India general secretary Kironmoy Nanda said that the Congress-led UPA was on coramine.

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2012, 19:21 PM IST

Kolkata: A day after Samajwadi Party
chief Mulayam Singh Yadav indicated the possibility of early
Lok Sabha polls, his party`s All-India general secretary
Kironmoy Nanda on Saturday said that the Congress-led UPA government
was on coramine and none could be sure how long it would
survive.

"The UPA government is now on coramine given the
current political scenario and no one can say for sure how
long it will survive," Nanda told reporters here.

"The way corruption cases, particularly the 2G
spectrum involving lakhs of crores of rupees, are surfacing
one after another, nobody knows what will happen to the
government at the Centre," he said.

Stating that the Samajwadi party has started to gear
up for the 2014 polls he said "we call upon all anti-Congress,
anti-BJP parties to join together as an alternate force."
Asked why the SP was supporting Congress from outside
when the party was planning to contest the next Lok Sabha
elections, Nanda said, "we do not want the communal party BJP
to get a chance to come in power and are supporting them
(Congress) as there is no alternative."

To another question about the Samajwadi Party`s
electoral alliance with the Left and other parties in the
Lok Sabh polls, Nanda, bouyant after his party rode to power
in the UP assembly elections, said such issues would be
decided later.

Nanda said that his party would contest the next Lok
Sabha elections in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu,
Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarkhand, West Bengal,
Harayana and Odisha, besides UP.
"In UP we will get 60 Lok Sabha seats out of 80.
Nobody believed us when we said we will emerge as the single
largest party in the UP Assembly polls," Nanda said.

A former minister in the previous Left Front
government in West Bengal, Nanda did not spell out the
strategy of SP in the Lok Sabha polls towards the Left Front
and Trinamool Congress.

"As strategy, we will keep good relations with all
non-Congress and non-BJP parties," he said.

Nanda said that it was too early to speak on the
possibility of a third front.

PTI