New Delhi: As exit polls have triggered reaction from political parties, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on Sunday ruled out any post-poll alliance with Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh and reaffirmed its pact with the Congress. (JPN/Bureau)
Reacting to reports which appeared in a section of the media that the RLD would tie-up with the SP to form government in UP after the election results are out, party chief Ajit Singh said, "There is no truth in it. They are totally concocted and motivated."
“The Congress has formed an alliance with the RLD before the UP elections and fought the polls together and we will continue to have alliance with it,” he added.
According to the sources, the RLD will continue its alliance with the Congress till 2014 General elections. The party is in no mood to invite the Congress’ displeasure by joining hands with the SP or any other contender, fearing that such move would weaken its position in the Union Cabinet as the RLD chief Ajit Singh is the Civil Aviation Minister in the UPA government.
Exit polls conducted by TV channels have projected the SP as a single largest party in the hung assembly. One channel has even given SP a clear majority by predicting that it may get up to 210 seats in the 403-member House and put the RLD tally at 11.
If the sources are to be believed, the RLD is also in favour of the President’s rule in case of a fractured verdict. The sources claim that the party leadership wants to keep its say intact in the state government as well as at the Centre if there is President’s Rule in the state.
New Delhi: As exit polls have triggered reaction from political parties, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on Sunday ruled out any post-poll alliance with Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh and reaffirmed its pact with the Congress.