He stresses that the alliance with the SLFP is only for the toppling of the government and the presidential candidate of the allaince will not be Maithripala Sirisena.
Prasanna Ranatunga commented when Neth News interviews him.
Mahinda is worried about Maithri's decision
A leading party member of the SLPP has stated that their fraternity has given up hopes on Maithripala Sirisena because of his unpredicatble and unfaithful activities.
The Leader of the Opposition Mahind Rajapakse has said that SLFP MPs kead by the President who had agreed to vote against the second reading of the budget have broken theire promise and it is a cause of concern for. He was speaking in a function at the Sri Dharmaloka Maha Vihara in Muwandeniya, Matale.
"There was a worrying incident happended recently. This budget could have been defeated. However, many in the president's group did not appear at the vote. However, four Parliamentarians including Vasantha Perera voted against irrespective of the President's decision for the people" the Opposition Leader said.
"Phottuwa can not win alone" - Dayasiri
The General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Dayasiri Jayasekara stated that the SLPP can not win the next Presidential election alone.
This was stated by the Secretary General of the SLFP at the Kandy district convention held yesterday (16).
He added that the votes to be gained by the Alliance and the SLPP are not suffcien win the presidential election still more votes need.
"If we do not join, the SLPP candidate need to bag 25 lakhs or 30 lakhs of votes in the Presidential election to win the race." "He added.
SLPP replied to Dayasiri's speech
Responding to the statement made by SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara yesterday, UPFA MP Ranjith Soysa said that the SLPP has the strength to contest alone for any election.
He said that the Presidential candidate under the Pohottuwa will be announced in two weeks.