New Delhi: In fresh trouble for the UPA, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh is reportedly contemplating pulling out of the government. Sources said that the Congress ally has asked his party members to prepare for general elections in September 2013.
Sources said that Mulayam is expected to try and enforce elections this year. Earlier, Mulayam had threatened to withdraw support to the UPA government from outside, if the SC/ST bill was passed.
The UPA has just over 250 MPs in the Lok Sabha after the Trinamool Congress (TMC) withdrew support from the government. The UPA is provided crucial support from outside by 21 MPs of the Samajwadi Party and 22 MPs of Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party.