Clarifying SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's statement that they are "in the
opposition", party leader Ramgopal Yadav tonight said they would support the
Congress but not its wrong deeds.
"We will support the positive things of the Congress. But we are opposing
Congress at the same time because we won't support the wrong deeds of the
Congress. If they go in the right direction, we will support it," Yadav told
reporters here tonight.
Earlier in the day, Mulayam had said SP, a key outside supporter of the UPA
government, is in the "opposition" and will fulfil its role in that capacity.
Ramgopal also attacked Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal who had said no coal
block had been cleared during his tenure.
"Somebody had already given the clearance. The minister concerned who has
accepted it, and has signed it, is responsible for this thing. The minister who
has accepted it is responsible for it," he told reporters here.
On whether they would want to take Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with them if they form any 'third front',
he said, "It's hypothetical question. We will take the right decision at the
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