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'BJP wont allow UPA to work under US pressure'

Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde today said his party will not allow UPA government to work under US pressure.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2010 10:50 IST

Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Tuesday said his party will not allow UPA government to work under US pressure.

Referring to Nuclear Liability Bill, Munde told the concluding session of Maharashtra BJP's executive meet that BJP wont allow the bill to be passes as it is since Opposition is in majority in Rajya Sabha.

Quoting a survey, he said popularity of UPA Government is decreasing day by day. A latest survey made by India Today says that if elections are held now BJP will get 178 seats. If this trend continues BJP may be the ruling party after next Parliament elections.

Munde accused Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for covering Suresh Kalmadi on the issue of corruption in Commonwealth Games.

Later talking to media, he criticised UPA government's import-export policy of sugar.

"Sugar industry in Maharashtra and India is in big trouble because of wrong decisions taken by central government. At present export of Sugar is banned and import duty on it is 0 per cent. This policy is very dangerous for sugar industry in India since rural Economy banks on sugar industry and it this industry collapses farmers in Western Maharashtra will be at the receiving end.

First Published: Aug 24, 2010 10:45 IST