India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the alliance partners of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government should realize it fast that the Congress could 'stoop to a great extent' if differences arise between them.
"The alliance partners should realize it fast that the Congress could stoop to a great extent to harass them if differences arise on any issue," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told media on Thursday.
Javadekar made the comments at a time when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the UPA government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, from which she walked out over the issue of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail and diesel hike, is corrupt.
"I want to ask only one thing that why Mamataji was so late in realizing the matter?," the BJP leader said.
Mamata said money power, muscle power and mafia power are the strengths of the UPA.
"It is stable [but] of the corruption, by the corruption, for the corruption," said Mamata in an interview to CNN IBN channel aired on Wednesday.
She called the FDI in retail as "FDIgate" likening it to another corrupt move of the UPA fuelled by money power.