New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader and Uttar
Pradesh Chief Minister designate Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said
his party has no plans to bring down the UPA government at the
Centre and that his party`s support to the Congress-led
dispensation will continue.
"...our party`s support is there and it will continue
....UP`s electorate has given SP the majority to take the
state forward on the road to development. The majority has
not been given to us to bring down the central government," he
Asked whether it was the right time to go for Lok Sabha
elections to help SP increase its tally in Parliament, he said
there was "no need (for it) now. UP`s electorate has only
given us mandate for the prosperity of the state."
Amid reports that SP and BSP have not been invited for
dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for UPA allies,
he said, "We will go at the Prime Minister`s dinner. But who
will go is yet to be decided."
On Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik`s proposed
`federal front` to protect the interests of states, Akhilesh
said it is difficult for him to comment on it at this stage.
When asked about his proposed meeting with CPI(M) leader
Prakash Karat, he said it is a tradition to meet leaders.
"You saw that I met most of the leaders in Central Hall
yesterday as I won`t be able to return (to Delhi) as my
responsibilities have increased in Lucknow...there are no
equations to be formed, it is only a courtesy call. Do not
find any political issue in these meetings," he said.
When asked whether his lack of administrative experience
will create hurdles for him as his new role as CM, he said it
is true that he lacked experience. "It will take some time,
but my team will help me," he said.
On the role of party supremo and his father Mulayam Singh
Yadav, Akhilesh said the senior Yadav will concentrate on
national politics. "He will also guide us," he said.