Amar Singh tells CPI-M not to strengthen 'communal forces'

Seen as crucial to solving the political imbroglio over the India-US nuclear deal, the Samajwadi Party Tuesday told the CPI-M not to do anything that would strengthen "communal forces" and said it did not see anyone as an "enemy".

Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh, who met Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury, said his party was willing to consider "new facts" on the nuclear deal.

The Samajwadi Party has 39 MPs in the Lok Sabha and could end up playing a key role if the Left withdraws legislative support to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

In significant remarks, Amar Singh said after his meeting with Karat and Yechury that his party did not consider anyone an “enemy” -- indicating it was ready to do business with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government, if necessary.