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residing in the urban areas) seems to have set alarm bells ringing among its political opponents. Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samaj wadi Party (SP) who till the other day was treating the Janata Dal as an untouchable, worse than the Congress or the BJP, is now reported to be seeking a rapprochement with the Janata Dal leader V P Singh. Meanwhile, Mulayam Singh's bete noire, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). is being wooed by both the Janata Dal and the Congress. Union food minister Ajit Singh (who is from Uttar Pradesh and, as the son of the late Charan Singh, expects dynastic- loyalty from his strongly clannish Jet followers) has already begun negotiations with BSP leaders Kanshi Ram and Mayawati. He appears to be playing his cards right till now. In the recent civic polls, he was reported to have advised his followers in Meerut to work for the victory of Ayub Ansari, the BSP candidate for the mayoral post. The Congress Paty thus hopes to garner voles from the Jat base (assured by Apt Singh land the dalit

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