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Maya has potential to become PM: Bardhan

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | July 19, 2008 14:21 IST

CPI leader A B Bardhan on Saturday said that he had no plans to work on making UP chief minister Mayawati as the next prime minister of India.

Speaking to, the CPI leader said at the moment their main attention was to ensure the defeat of Manmohan Singh's [Images] government.

"I floated an idea that seems to be working. We plan to work on it after the confidence motion is defeated. But we have no plans to make her as alternative prime minister right now," he said.

"But she has the potential and qualities to become prime minister of India," Bardhan said.

"We were happy that 12 SP members abstained from the parliamentary board of the party. I understand that so far 7 of SP parliamentarians have crossed over to the BSP and they will vote against the motion," he said.

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