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Amar Singh bats for Mulayam, Pawar as PM

February 15, 2009 16:32 IST

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A day after Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi [Images] backed Manmohan Singh's [Images] candidature for prime ministership after the Lok Sabha polls, two United Progressive Alliance allies on Sunday said that they would not be averse to accepting the top job if given a chance.

"Right now, we have Manmohan Singh as the leader. But in case Sharad Pawar [Images] gets a chance or Mulayam Singh gets a chance, they will not oppose each other," Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh [Images] said.
At the same time, Amar Singh said that his party had no objection to Manmohan Singh's second term in future.

His statement comes at a time when the SP is having a tough time in arriving at an alliance with the Congress in Uttar Pradsh. The Nationalist Congress Party is also pressurising the Congress for a better deal in Maharashtra.

NCP and SP have not taken kindly to the Congress' decision of not going for a national alliance and instead opt for seat sharing at state level.

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