Left prefers wait and watch approach to PM's 'Govt. is stable' remark

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 10:30 hrs

With Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh stating that his government is stable and will complete its full term, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Friday preferred to adopt a wait and watch approach amid the ongoing war of words between the Congress-led UPA II Government and the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP).

Raja said there is a war of words presently going on between Mulayam Singh Yadav and the Congress Party.

"Mulayam Singh has accused the Congress Party of deceiving the allies, of deceiving the people. Now, the Congress Party spokespersons, including the Prime Minister, are accusing Mulayam Singh. So, this will go on for some time because there is mistrust between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress-led UPA-II Government even though the Samajwadi Party continues its outside support (to the government). So, we will have to wait for the further developments," said Raja.

"The fact is that despite Prime Minister claiming that his government will complete its full term. The Prime Minister has spoken about uncertainties with the government. So, what does he mean by uncertainties. So, there are uncertainties, there are speculations about the advancement of elections. So, we will have to look at the developments in the coming days," he added.

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party (SP) today said elections can take place in October-November 2013.

"You have just mentioned the Prime Minister's statement. He also suspects that the government will not last its full term," SP spokesperson Ram Asrey Kushwaha told media in Kanpur.

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has evinced interest in forming a Third Front of political parties committed to social change in Maharashtra, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

"A coalition government is the need of the country, as no single party can come to power at Centre on its own strength," he has said.

The Congress-led UPA Government has been in a minority since September last year when Mamata Banerjee pulled out her Trinamool Congress over the Centre's economic reforms, including opening the retail sector to foreign super-chains like Wal-Mart.

The DMK also earlier this month withdrew its support to the UPA over the issue of alleged human rights violations of Sri Lankan Tamils, and ruled out any reconsideration.

This move of the DMK has made the UPA Government vulnerable despite its assertions of having a parliamentary majority. The ruling coalition will now eye for support from the regional parties, which includes the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party.

With the pullout of the 18 DMK MPs in the Lok Sabha, the strength of the UPA Government declines from 295 to 277 in the Rajya Sabha. (ANI)

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