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BJP, Left tars UPA win; victory important signal to world: PM

delhi Updated: Jul 22, 2008 22:44 IST

The BJP and Left parties Tuesday night tarred UPA's victory in the trust vote in Lok Sabha alleging it was sullied by charges of bribery and horse-trading while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the convincing win signaled that India was ready to take it place in the comity of nations.

Leader of the Opposition LK Advani said the UPA government had only scored a numerical victory and not a moral victory.

"There is something like numerical legitimatcy and moral legitimacy. The Government scored the numerical victory but lost on moral grounds," Advani told reporters after Manmohan Singh government won the trust vote.

Advani said the UPA victory only validated the theory that money power was used to secure votes.

"Earlier there were only suspicions but today's episode has validated the fact that money was used."

"UPA might have won the trust vote but the victory is corrupt and manipulated. The UPA manufactured the numbers," Advani's party colleague and BJP spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad said.

The CPI(M) termed the winning of trust vote by the Manmohan Singh government as the "sad day" of Parliamentary democracy as it was accompanied by reports of bribery and horse trading.

"It is a sad day for Parliamentary democracy in India when all norms are sacrificed for a nuclear deal which is against the interest of the country," CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat said.