Mayawati to decide on power sharing in Uttarakhand

BSP on Monday presented to the Uttarakhand Governor a letter of support to a Congress-led government in the state.

Dehradun: BSP on Monday presented to the
Uttarakhand Governor a letter of support to a Congress-led
government in the state and said party chief Mayawati would
decide on who will become minister in the new dispensation.

A day after announcing "unconditional support" to the
Congress, top leaders of the BSP including all the three party
MLAs went to Raj Bhavan to present the letter of support to
Governor Margaret Alva this evening.

"We have presented letter of support to the Governor for
a stable government in Uttarakhand. Our support is
unconditional," BSP leader Meghraj Singh, incharge of party`s
affairs in the hill state, told reporters at Raj Bhavan.

Singh said the BSP would like to share power with the
Congress, and modalities regarding the power-sharing would be
decided by Mayawati. "She will decide whether all the three
MLAs should become ministers or none of them," he said.

When asked whether the BSP had conveyed to the Congress
its choice of chief minister, Singh said it was an internal
matter of the Congress.

"Whosoever become the chief minister, we will give our
unconditional support. We have given our support for a stable
government," he said.

With BSP giving support, Congress will now have support
of 39 MLAs in the 70 member house with its own strength of 32.

Three independents and one legislator of Uttarakhand Kranti
Dal have already submitted their letters of support to the
Governor.

PTI

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