No action against Pakistan, no support: Amar Singh to UPA

January 7th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh Wednesday threatened to withdraw support from the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government if strong action was not taken against Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai terror attack.“My party is under intense pressure from party MPs and legislators who want stern action to be taken against Pakistan with immediate effect,” Amar Singh told reporters after meeting External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

The Samajwadi Party, he said, would be holding a meeting of its parliamentary members to take a decision on whether or not to continue support to the government.

Support from the Samajwadi Party played a major role in bailing out the UPA government during the July 22 trust vote over the India-US civil nuclear deal.

Congress leaders refused to react to Amar Singh’s statement.

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