New Delhi: Few days after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav softened his stand on BJP, former  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, whose party Rashtriya Kranti Party (RKP) merged with the saffron party in January this year,  has trashed the possibility of BJP joining hands with Samajwadi Party at any cost.

Talking exclusively to Jagran Post, Kalyan Singh, independent Lok Sabha member from Etah, said, “Mulayam Singh’s statement has no significance for us and there is no question of BJP forming any alliance with the Samajwadi Party.”

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SP chief had on Wednesday said in the Lok Sabha that that his party would change its view towards BJP, if it (BJP) changes its "policy and mindset" towards Muslims and Kashmir.

Reacting to this, Kalyan Singh said that Mulayam Singh is not a trustworthy person therefore there was no chance of BJP’s alliance with SP.  

Kalyan Singh was elected from Etah to the Lok Sabha in 2009 as an independent therefore even after his party’s merger with the BJP in late January this year,  he cannot join the party due to compulsions of anti-defection law.
When asked about why he supported the Samajwadi Party during 2009 Lok Sabha polls despite knowing the reality, Singh clarified that he never liked SP and that was the reason he did not join it.

“I never joined the Samajwadi Party. It was only due to Mulayam Singh’s request; I had allowed my son Rajbir Singh to contest election as SP candidate. He requested me not to disappoint him. Mulayam had urged me for that but he cheated with me later.”

Reacting to SP chief’s assertion that Ram Temple issue was a closed chapter which the BJP cannot raise again, Kalyan Singh said that the Ram Temple will be constructed at the same site in Ayodhya which the BJP has been demanding for decades.

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