Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said that he is willing to support the Congress in Uttar Pradesh after polls if he sees the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coming to power. There is a wave in favour of SP, which is going to form the next government in the state. If I see BJP coming to power, our party can support Congress in the state to prevent communal forces, Mr Yadav told an election rally at Hamirpur.
The Congress, though, appeared lukewarm in its response to the SP’s offer. The question is “premature and unnecessary at this point of time”, party spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury told reporters in reply to a volley of questions on the issue at the AICC briefing here.