With DMK pulling plug, UPA is in ICU: Sukhbir
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said with DMK withdrawing the support from the UPA government and the Samajwadi Party breathing down its neck, early elections of Lok Sabha were inevitable.Updated: Mar 19, 2013 18:46 IST
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said with DMK withdrawing the support from the UPA government and the Samajwadi Party breathing down its neck, early elections of Lok Sabha were inevitable.
"The Congress-led UPA government is now in ICU and day to day supply of oxygen cylinders can not keep this brain dead government alive for long," Badal said while speaking to media after Hira Singh Gabria took over as as chairman of District Planning Committee Ludhiana.
Badal said that with the UPA government having been reduced to minority, the passage of Union Budget in Parliament was also in doubt.
He said it was happening for the first time that Union government had to indulge in "bargains" daily to survive on the Floor of the House.
The deputy CM said Shiromani Akali Dal and its alliance partner Bhartiya Janata Party were fully prepared for early Lok Sabha elections and they had already started the exercise of mobilising their grass root cadre to face the ensuing electoral challenge.
Badal expressed the confidence that people of the state had already made up their mind to decimate the Congress from the electoral politics of the state and the SAD-BJP combine would comfortably win all 13 seats with record margin.
First Published: Mar 19, 2013 17:45 IST