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PM's disinvestment move a compromise: BJP

india Updated: Jul 06, 2006 17:42 IST

The BJP flayed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for keeping on hold all disinvestment plans, calling the move a compromise with economic reforms because of political pressure.

"This clearly shows that the UPA is not committed to reforms, but is committed to power only. The Prime Minister has compromised the UPA's own pro-reform agenda," BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said.

Also, he alleged that the DMK forcing the government to put all disinvestment plans on hold over the ally's stand on Neyveli stakes reflected the fragility of the ruling coalition.

"It has once again proved that the UPA alliance is a marriage of convenience, a fragile partnership," Javadekar said.

The BJP leader, however, also attacked the Left for what he called was its inability to force the government to roll back the increases in fuel prices.

"If the DMK can have their way, why can't the Left? Why is the Left unable to force the government to withdraw increases in fuel prices?

"Why can't it force the government to take some effective measures to control prices of essential commodities?" he asked.