Samajwadi Party to unveil its strategy after today's "Bharat bandh"

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 06:10 hrs

Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) would decide on its strategy on withdrawing outside support to the UPA Government at the Centre at its Parliamentary Board meeting here on Thursday.

The decision comes in the wake of Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress withdrawing its support to the UPA government after being upset over some big reforms announced by the Centre last week.

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had earlier on Wednesday said that his party would decide on its strategy on Thursday in the wake of Trinamool Congress withdrawing its support to the UPA Government.

"On Thursday, there is a meeting of the Samajwadi Party's Parliamentary Board. We will take a decision there," Yadav told mediapersons in New Delhi.

Yadav also took a jibe at the ruling Congress Party, saying it will become weaker because of its stubborn behaviour.

"The government's stubborn behaviour will do it no good. The Congress Party will become weaker because of its stubborn behaviour," he said.

Yadav further lashed out at the UPA government for increasing pressure on the common man of the country, and in particular being insensitive to the concerns of the farming community.

"The government should get wise, what have they given to people of the country? There is so much pressure on the common man and the farmers. We will discuss our strategy in the Parliamentary board meeting," he said.

The Congress-led UPA Government appears to be in trouble as of now following West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's declaration that the Trinamool Congress would be pulling out of the UPA Government

Trinamool Congress, the second biggest constituent of the UPA with 19 MPs, dealt a major blow to the Manmohan Singh Government when it decided to withdraw its support on the issue of petroleum price hike, FDI in retail and corruption.

The TMC's decision brings the UPA's effective strength in the 545-seat Lok Sabha from 273 to 254, which is slightly below the halfway mark.

The ruling Congress Party is likely to rope in either the Samajwadi Party (SP) or Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), both of which extend outside legislative support to the UPA regime. (ANI)

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