While the Congress on Thursday rapped Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal and said his statement was unnecessary speculation,he was merely echoing the party leaderships stand on the possibility of Governors rule in Uttar Pradesh.
We are in the running to form the government. All Congressmen should desist from unnecessary speculation, said Congress spokesman Manish Tewari.
But top party leaders were reported to be categorical in their view that if the Congress-RLD combine does not get the required numbers to form the government,there would be Presidents rule in the state. This had been stated first by Digvijaya Singh.
A section of the party,however,said the refrain about Presidents rule was due to partys assessment that the public perception about a post-poll tie-up between the SP and Congress was working against the latter.