SP will decide on tie ups after UP polls: Akhilesh

The Samajwadi Party on Friday appeared to be keeping its options open on post poll tie ups with parties including Congress in case of a hung verdict in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2012, 18:07 PM IST

Moradabad: The Samajwadi Party on Friday appeared
to be keeping its options open on post poll tie ups with
parties including Congress in case of a hung verdict in the
Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

The party also made clear that its supremo Mulayam Singh
Yadav will be the Chief Minister in case it is in a position
to form a government.

"We are confident of getting an absolute majority. If
that situation (hung assembly) arises then everything depends
on election results," Akhilesh Yadav, President of Uttar
Pradesh Samajwadi Party, told PTI.

Yadav, son of Mulayam Singh Yadav, was replying to a
question whether the party would enter into any tie up with
parties like Congress , if it fell short of majority in the
403 member House.

Samajwadi Party, which has 22 members in the Lok Sabha,
provides outside support to the UPA government. Mulayam Singh
Yadav has also declare that his party will not withdraw
support to the Central government.

Akhilesh, who was travelling in his improvised `Rath`
staging a road show in Moradabad district ruled out his being
a chief ministerial candidate of the party.

"Mulayam Singh Yadav is our leader and he will decide
about the CM. Nobody is projected as CM except Mulayam Singh
Yadav," he said.

Asked if his father would move to the centre after the
elections , Akhilesh said, "The MLAs will decide who will be
the CM."

PTI