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BJP tried to topple UPA government: Amar Singh

July 06, 2008 19:18 IST
Last Updated: July 06, 2008 19:22 IST

The BJP had come up with a fresh proposal just four days ago to the Samajwadi Party for toppling the Manmohan Singh [Images] government and had claimed the backing of Left as also the BSP to the move, SP leader Amar Singh claimed on Sunday.

The sensational disclosure was made by the SP leader in an interview to IBN7, adding that the party had rejected the proposal by BJP leader Jaswant Singh as it did a year ago during the 2007 Presidential elections, the channel said in a release.

Singh said his party rejected the proposal as there was no question of aligning with the  BJP as his party consider that communalism is a bigger danger to the country than any other issue.

This Italy [Images] government has to go," the BJP leader reportedly told Amar Singh, the release claimed.

The SP leader's revelation came a day after Jaswant Singh admitted that the BJP had attempted to topple the Congress-led coalition at the Centre by promising prime ministership to the UNPA in lieu of support for Bhairon Singh Shekhawat in last year's presidential polls.

At a press conference he jointly addressed along with BJP's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani, Jaswant Singh said that he had visited Amar Singh's residence four days ago to see "which way wind is blowing in the Samajwadi Party".

His visit had come on a day when the SP leaders were briefed by National Security Advisor M K Narayanan about the nuclear deal.

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