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UPA govt using money, muscle, mafia power: Mamata

September 26, 2012 19:21 IST
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who recently pulled out of the UPA over the reform measures taken by it, has once again hit out at the government, calling it "by the corruption, of the corruption and for the corruption".

In an interview with CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, the West Bengal Chief Minister questioned the stability of the Centre saying Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati may bail out the government for now, but people won't bail them out in future.

Banerjee further accused the government of misusing its power and alleged that it had begun monitoring the funds of the Trinamool Congress.

Terming the government as "very arrogant", the Trinamool Congress chief said, "The Congress does not consult any ally in the UPA. They have lost the moral right to govern."

She even attacked the Prime Minister pointing that Manmohan Singh was not a grassroot leader, and accused the government of using "money, muscle and mafia power".

When asked about her fallout with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has decided to support the UPA after Banerjee's exit, during the presidential elections, the West Bengal Chief Minister said that she had not held anything against him as even his party had its "political compulsions".

Banerjee, however, maintained that it was because of her that Pranab Mukherjee became the President of the country.