New Delhi: Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh has compounded the confusion by making a series of contradictory statements over his outside support to Congress-led UPA government.

Blowing hot and cold, the SP Chief warns of early elections and then backtracks almost immediately. Mulayam Singh Yadav seems to be in confusion over taking a decision.

Doing all political permutation and combination, Mulayam Singh draws inference that if SP pulls plug on the UPA government, his arch rival BSP czarina Mayawati will get to hobnob with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and he could be marginalized on the political landscape. Sensing the gravity of situation, other parties may step forward to bail out the government because no one is in position face early elections.   

The Catch-22 situation of Mulayam clearly reflects that as long as he is with the ruling establishment at the Centre, the SP would remain mainstay in the UPA government. But if the party withdraws support to Manmohan Singh government, it could lose its clout.

Meanwhile, Mulayam’s old friend Beni Prasad Verma continues to hurl vitriolic comments at SP Chief. Despite Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s assurance, no action was taken against Verma who remains in tug of war with Mulayam.

(JPN/Bureau)