New Delhi: Despite several ideological indifferences, the Samajwadi Party is not going to withdraw support from United Progressive Alliance-II sensing the possibility of fractured verdicts in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.

Making his stand clear on the issue, SP supemo Mulayam Singh Yadav told reporters at Press Club of India here on Wednesday, “The SP is not going to withdraw the support from the Centre.”

Keeping himself away from the Anna Hazare’s protest, the SP chief added, “The party will not share the dais with social activist Anna. The SP will not attend the Anna rally in UP.”

Commenting on the issue of Rashid Masood, Yadav said, “It is not the first time Masood has switched loyalties to another party. It will heavily damage the Congress.”

Training his gun on his arch rival and Chief Minister Mayawati, Yadav said, “The CM is allegedly indulging in massive corruption. She will have to face anti-incumbency in the state polls. Therefore, the SP will form the next government with full majority. It will not make post-poll alliance with either the Congress or the BJP.”

The SP has expelled party members who protested with black flag before Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi. Supporting his stand, Yadav said, “Rahul’s visit to state is making no major impact. Our workers were giving him unwarranted publicity by showing black flag. Therefore, we have expelled them from the party. The rallies conducted by Akhilesh are major crowd puller, therefore he should not be compared with Rahul.”

On being asked about the Chief Ministerial candidate, Yadav said, “The newly elected legislators would elect the leader of the legislative party.”

Replying to a question if he would implement the recommendations of Rangnath Mishra Commission, Yadav informed, “It is not justifiable to provide reservations to the Muslims within the quota of 27 percent for Other Backward Classes. If the SP returns to power, I will take the issue seriously.”

JPN/Bureau