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Congress, UPA know how to run coalition: Tewari

PTI  Indore, March 29, 2013
First Published: 20:56 IST(29/3/2013) | Last Updated: 20:57 IST(29/3/2013)

Against the backdrop of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's attacks on UPA and Congress, Union minister Manish Tewari on Friday said the ruling party and the alliance know how to run a coalition.

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"The UPA and Congress have always shown that they know how to run a coalition and the current UPA government will complete its full term," the Congress leader told reporters after inaugurating the Language Journalism Festival of SAARC countries, organised by the Indore Press Club, in Indore.

"The people of the country do not like instability and they treat those who create instability in a little tough manner," Tewari remarked.

Yadav had two days ago called Congress "cheat" and "clever". When asked about it, Tewari said "we respect Yadav and other partners of UPA a lot. He is a senior leader and everyone should follow basic courtesies while indulging in political dialogue....We always try to sort out differences with our allies in a creative manner."

Tewari further said "as the general elections are about a year ahead, the government has focused on strengthening the economy and putting back economic reforms on track. We also want to pass Food Security Bill and other important legislations as soon as possible".

Terming the Third Front as "the most enduring mirage of Indian politics", he said "if we look back on the 20-year history of Indian politics, then we will find that it was an era of coalition governments."

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