JD(U) asks Left to pull the plug
Sensing the prospect of mid-term polls, the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday upped the ante against the UPA government accusing it of "failure" on all fronts.Updated: Oct 08, 2007 09:19 IST
Sensing the prospect of mid-term polls, the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday upped the ante against the UPA government accusing it of "failure" on all fronts and decided to launch a nation-wide campaign to highlight its "anti-people" policies.
The party's two-day National Executive which concluded here dubbed the Manmohan Singh administration as a "government of the corporates for the corporates" which has ignored the "aam-aadmi", and prodded the Left parties to withdraw support to it as soon as possible.
The party announced a country-wide campaign against the government's economic policies, which it said has led to rise in the prices of essential commodities, the Indo-US nuclear deal, SEZs and to highlight the "growing unemployment and the plight of farmers".
"Congress has even failed to run the coalition it had formed.... The Left parties should not wait any longer. It is time the deal and the government should go," JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav told reporters after the meeting, which was not attended by senior leader George Fernandes.
The political resolution of the National Executive also attacked the Congress for "by-passing" coalition dharma by taking "unilateral" decisions and then seeking the support of allies on crucial issues.
It blamed the Congress for the "political uncertainty" prevailing in the country, saying the root cause was the Congress' reluctance to accept the era of coalition politics.
First Published: Oct 08, 2007 09:16 IST