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Coalition not in Congress DNA: BJP
October 09, 2007 18:51 IST
Enthused by the prospect of mid-term polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday sought to puncture the Congress' stability plank and said it was not in the ruling party's DNA to run a coalition government.
Ridiculing efforts by the Congress and the Left to end the nuclear stalemate, the saffron party said that the quarrelsome partners have paralysed governance and the nation is tired and fatigued by the "farce and misadventure called the United Progressive Alliance."
"It has become clear that an alliance of mutually hostile and antagonistic elements like the Congress and the Left, based solely on common hatred to the BJP, is inherently unstable," party spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
He argued that the stability plank of the Congress has been 'demolished and devastated' and claimed, "Running a coalition government is not in the DNA of the party." It is time for the UPA and the Left to call it a day and face elections, he added.
"Congress has a dominant and arrogant character fuelled by the conviction that it has the sole monopoly to decide as to what is in India's interest. The impending demise of the
UPA misadventure brings the inherent undemocratic character of the Congress into sharp focus," he said.
The government is preoccupied with sorting out the differences with its Left allies while key issues like food security, national security and economic reforms have been relegated to the background, Prasad alleged.
"Now the Left and the UPA are engaged in a competition to pass the buck for pushing the country into mid-term polls. The country is witnessing political brinkmanship at its worst," he added.