Decision on joining UPA would be taken by Mulayam: Akhilesh Yadav

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    LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said the decision to join the UPA government at the Centre in the changed political scenario would be taken by Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh.

    "Any decision to join or not to join the UPA government will be taken by 'netaji' (Mulayam Singh). He is going to Delhi and will decide on the SP stand regarding joining UPA", Yadav told reporters at Rajbhawan after oath ceremony.

    He was asked to comment on the reported statement of Congress leader Digvijay Singh that SP could join the UPA government.

    "The relation of SP with Congress will be decided by Mulayam. SP had given support to Congress-led UP but did not join the government earlier", Yadav added.

    Senior SP leader and cabinet minister Azam Khan when asked on the issue, said, a party like SP does not take any political decision on statements issued in media. "We have not taken any cognisance of it (Dijvijay's statement)".

    "Whether SP will join UPA or not will be a big decision and statements issued on this by Congress in media were not a good practice", he said.

    "Congress should stop issuance of irresponsible statements in media on the issue", he added.

    Asked about the party's response if Congress president Sonia Gandhi invites SP for joining UPA, Khan said that the decision could not be taken at media's behest.

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