LAHORE - Former Punjab chief minister and advisor to prime minister on Industry, Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo on Wednesday said that PML-Q would ultimately side with the PPP after the presidential election, when country's political set up may undergo certain changes. "The PML-Q would never like to lose its political identity by its merger into the PML-N, and the only viable option it is left with under the circumstances, is to side with the PPP while retaining its separate identicalness", he maintained while addressing a news conference at Lahore Press Club here on Wednesday. Wattoo, a shrewd politician from Okara, who enjoys the reputation of a wheeler-dealer, was confident that PML-Q would make an alliance with the PPP after the presidential election, as, according to him, the Q-league would be committing political suicide if it decided to merge into the PML-N. He, on this occasion, talked of national reconciliation, and said that PPP was desirous of taking all political forces on board in its effort to tackle all issues facing the country at the moment. He said it was the utmost desire of his party to work together with the PML-N and the PML-Q to solve people's problems. Replying to a question, the PPP leader dispelled the impression that he was working on a plan to destabilise PML-N Government in Punjab. "I am here to seek votes for party's presidential candidate, and not to destabilise Punjab Government", the PPP leader clarified, and added that he had been tasked by party leadership to muster support for Asif Ali Zardari, and hence he was busy here making contacts with parliamentarians for the last four days. He told reporters that Asif Ali Zardari was the only presidential candidate having support of more than one political party. Unlike Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui and Mushahid Hussain Syed, who had only the backing of their respective parties, the PPP candidate enjoyed an overwhelming support of several political forces including MQM, ANP, JUI (F), PPP (S), besides a good number of independent members of parliament, he observed, while adding that Zardari would emerge victorious in the coming election. Giving his assessment of the anticipated number of votes each candidate would be getting on September 6, Wattoo said that Zardari would get 450 to 500 votes out of total 702, while his rivals, Saeeduzzaman and Mushahid would not be able to obtain more than 150 and 70 votes respectively.