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UPA a minority after Mulayam courting arrest: BJP

September 20, 2012 19:45 IST

Describing the nationwide bandh as an "unprecedented" success, the BJP today claimed the UPA government has been reduced to minority after the Samajwadi Party, an outside supporter of Congress-led coalition, joined the bandh with its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav courting arrest.

"The spontaneous stir has reminded us the memories of movement led by Jai Prakash Narayan in 1970s," BJP national spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad told reporters.

After Mulayam Singh Yadav courted arrest in Delhi, taking part in the bandh against FDI in retail, diesel price hike and limiting subsidised LPG cylinders to a household, Prasad said it was now clear that the UPA government has become minority and lost all moral rights to take crucial policy decisions.

The SP chief has publicly disapproved of the Centre's policies, days after another UPA ally, the Trinamool Congress, withdrew support on identical issues, he said.

The UPA government was doomed given the public mood against it and it would be thrown out of power in the next Parliamentary elections, Prasad said.

On the brave face being put up by Congress leaders, he said those who were weak from within generally show arrogance on their faces.

The senior BJP leader alleged the UPA government has problems with loss to exchequer due to subsidies in fuel products, but it has no qualms in waiving non-performing loans of industrialists and presiding over various "scams plundering public money."

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