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Sense of freedom after quitting UPA: TC minister

September 18, 2012 21:44 IST

Senior Trinamool Congress leaders on Tuesday said that quitting the United Progressive Alliance government had brought them a sense of freedom and relief.

"We have got a sense of freedom after quitting the UPA government," and Union minister of state for tourism Sultan Ahmed said shortly after party supremo Mamata

Banerjee announced withdrawal of support to the Congress-led UPA government.

Ahmed said that the Trinamool Congress would single-handedly fight corruption and anti-people policies of the government under the leadership of the party supremo.

"People of the country will realise why we decided to withdraw support to the UPA government and under what circumstances," he said.

He said that Trinamool Congress leaders would now convince the people on what prompted the party to pull out of UPA.

He said that by continuing in the government, Trinamool Congress was being accused of being "partners of looters" as there were so many scams during UPA rule.

"We were being called as the partners of looters. There have been been so many scams like the 2G, Commonwealth Games scam and coal scam," Ahmed said.

Asked if Trinamool Congress would seek resignation of the Prime Minister, he said "the prime minister should resign on his own and why should we demand it."

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