Bahujan Samaj Party withdraws support to central government

June 21st, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Saturday withdrew support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, accusing it of failing to bring down rising food prices. “The central government has failed to curb inflation. I consider the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to be the same. The Congress has tried to tarnish our image in every way,” BSP president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati told a press briefing here.

The Congress is the leading member of the UPA.

The BSP has 17 MPs in Lok Sabha and the withdrawal of its support will have no effect on the longevity of the government.

“In case a no-trust motion against the UPA government is brought in parliament, we will decide on the basis of the issue,” Mayawati said.

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