Government not in crisis after BSP move: Congress

June 21st, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Bahujan Samaj Party

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was not facing any crisis after the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) withdrew its support, the Congress party said Saturday. “It is to early to say (on BSP chief Mayawati withdrawing support). She has been taking such decisions and then dropping out (of them). We will reflect on it and give our assessment of the situation,” said M. Veerappa Moily, head of the Congress media cell.

“There is no crisis to the government,” he told IANS.

Announcing withdrawal of her support, BSP president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati accused the Congress-led UPA government 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,” Mayawati told a press briefing here.

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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