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By Javed M. Ansari
``The Samajwadi Party, the Congress, the RLD and the Rashtriya Kranti Party of Kalyan Singh have come together to form an alternative Government in Uttar Pradesh and this alliance could affect the politics at the Centre and in States," Mr. Singh told newsmen here.
Defending his party's decision to join the coalition with the BSP and the BJP in Uttar Pradesh that paved the way for the formation of the Mayawati Government after the last Assembly elections, Mr. Singh said fractured electoral mandate forced his party to take the step then.
"But we never forgot our issues and in the changed scenario, I feel that a stable alternative to the Mayawati Government can be provided which could have consequences at the national level too," he said and demanded the sacking of the Uttar Pradesh Government as "it had lost majority in Assembly after withdrawal of support by the RLD. PTI
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