`SP will not go for any poll ties’

Claiming that it will get absolute majority on its own, Samajwadi Party today said it will not ally with any political party in forming the next Uttar Pradesh government.

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2012, 15:42 PM IST

New Delhi: Claiming that it will get absolute
majority on its own, Samajwadi Party today said it will not
ally with any political party in forming the next Uttar
Pradesh government.

"We are not going to meet anyone. We will not form any
coalition government with any other political party...We will
form our own government, as we are getting an absolute
majority," SP general secretary Naresh Agrawal said here.

The party`s statement of not forging any alliance comes
in the wake of Congress` announcement that it will not ally
with any party in forming the next government in Uttar
Pradesh.

The Samajwadi leader accused the Congress of trying to
wrest control in the state by imposing President`s Rule by one
way or the other.

"Congress party is conspiring to rule by proxy by
imposing President`s Rule," Agrawal alleged, adding that that
the Congress can never form a government on its own there.
When asked about the high voter turnout in the first
phase of polling, Agrawal said it would work in favour of the
Samajwadi Party.

"Increase in voting means a revolt against the present
government...It certainly goes in our favour...We will form
the next government and are heading towards it," he claimed.
When asked on how many seats the party would bag in the
polls, the SP leader said he was not a fortune-teller, but
claimed that the party will "certainly getting an absolute
majority".

The SP leader also cleared the air about who will be the
next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, saying only Mulayam
Singh Yadav was fit for the post.

Earlier, Agrawal addressed a number of traders from
Western Uttar Pradesh who joined the party ahead of the polls
there. Agrawal said this was an indication that the Samajwadi
Party was returning to power in the state.

PTI