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Don't juggle with numbers, Sena tells Cong

July 09, 2008 11:52 IST

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that instead of opting for the jugglery of numbers to save the UPA government, Congress should go in for fresh polls following withdrawal of support by the Left parties.

Why the Left, UPA broke up

'Notwithstanding the Samajwadi Party backing, Congress will need to garner support of 4-5 additional lawmakers to save the government in the floor test. The prevalent situation has already triggered in horse-trading making strange bed-fellows in politics,' the editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamna said.

'It is sad N-deal is smeared in murky politics'

By jolting the government over the issue of the nuclear deal with the US, the Left parties in India had demonstrated their blind pro-China tilt despite tacit support to the pact from Beijing [Images], it added.

Instead of indulging in the numbers game to survive, the Congress-led UPA government should dissolve the Lok Sabha and call for fresh elections to seek the people's mandate on contentious issues, the editorial commented.

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