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Not in touch with NDA, UPA: BSP

Source: PTI
May 15, 2009 15:55 IST
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Terming as 'mischievous and unfounded' the reports that United Progressive Alliance and the National Democratic Alliance were trying to strike a deal with it for forming the government at the Centre, the Bahujan Samaj Party on Friday said that it was not in touch with either of the two alliances.

 "There are reports in some newspapers and channels that the BSP is in touch with the NDA and the UPA. Such reports are baseless and notorious," the party said in an official release.

The BSP alleged that the reports are being spread by the opposition parties with the sole objective of creating confusion among the people. "It is an effort to defame the party," the release added.

Some media reports have suggested that both the alliances have been trying to woo BSP chief Mayawati in order to get her support for the formation of government at the Centre.

The reports said that two senior BSP leaders, Satish Chandra Misra and Naseemuddin Siddiqui, had visited New Delhi on Thursday to keep an eye on the developments there.

The BSP chief, who expects her party to emerge as a major player in Uttar Pradesh, is eying the prime minister's post as part of the Third Front.

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