\ He claimed that on the recent surgical strikes against He claimed that on the recent surgical strikes against\Pakistan-terror camps, the Congress had backed the NDA\government, but objected to the \\"undue political advantage the\ruling party was trying to reap out of it.\\"\ He also decried the Prime Minister and Defence Minister\Manohar Parrikar for \\"politicising\\" the strikes with the\latter claiming the they were carried out to translate RSS\ideology into action.\ \\"The surgical strikes have not happened for the first\time…even the UPA government carried out strikes across the\LOC, but refrained from taking political advantage,\\" he said.\ \\"However, by keeping the discussion on the surgical\strikes alive, it appears that the Prime Minister will take\India to war with Pakistan in the times to come,\\" Singh said.\ On the political situation in Uttar Pradesh, the former\Madhya Pradesh chief minister said that whatever had been\happening was the internal affair of the ruling Samajwadi\Party (SP).\ \\"The political clash among the SP leaders is an internal\matter of the party that is bereft of ideology,\\" he stated.\ On the speculation doing rounds that the wedge between SP\supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav may\prompt the latter to stitch an alliance with the Congress,\Singh said that such talks were \\"premature\\".\ He said that there was no political crisis in Uttar\Pradesh as far as he was concerned.\ \\"The Congress is going alone in the Uttar Pradesh\Assembly polls due early next year,\\" Singh said, adding that\party vice-president Rahul Gandhi has successfully toured the\poll-bound state and \\"received massive response of the people\\"\which bodes well for the party.\ Singh said the Congress has already started the process\of selection of its candidates for the Assembly polls. He\added that the party was keeping a close watch on the\political developments unfolding in the northern state.\ PTI KDK MD\SRY\


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