BJP will ensure UPA government’s defeat: Rajnath

July 14th, 2008 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS  

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Bhopal, July 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said it would do its best to ensure the UPA government’s defeat during the trust vote in parliament July 22. Talking to newsmen, BJP president Rajnath Singh said: “If the alliance between the Left and the Congress was opportunistic, the present one between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party is more dangerous and we will do our best to ensure that the government falls on the floor of the House on July 22.”

“I believe the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) will face defeat in the trust vote… if any party can give a stable government it is a BJP-led alliance,” he said.

Singh, however, made it clear that his party will not adopt any unfair means to topple the government. He also evaded a direct reply on whether the Congress would resort to horse trading to save the UPA government, saying, “You (media) people understand everything better. I need not say what one, who has both power and money, can do.”

Even if the UPA wins the vote of confidence, the government would be there but not governance, said Singh. “It will be a government without governance which will be more dangerous for the country,” the BJP president said, adding that the UPA government had already failed on every front, mainly the economic.

He said that the UPA was misleading the people on the price rise.

“I am afraid whether the withdrawal of support by the Left was not part of a larger gameplan aimed at diverting the attention of the people from the price rise, food grain crisis and farmer’s suicides, because if the communists were so against the India-US nuclear deal and knew that the prime minister was bent upon finalizing it, why did their withdrawal of support come so late?”

The BJP president also said that his party was not against the nuclear deal but it should have been at an equal level. He denied that the nuclear deal would be an election plank, saying that there were more important issues like price rise, the food grain crisis and farmer’s suicides which would be brought before the people during the elections.

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