Chennai, Sep 20: Predicting mid-term elections in early 2008, senior BJP Leader L K Advani today described the Left Parties and the DMK as the ''two destablising forces in the UPA Government.''
Addressing a crowded press conference here, Mr Advani said while the Left held a diametrically opposite view with the Congress on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal, the DMK in Tamil Nadu was making its own interpretations and issuing statements on the 'Ram Sethu.'
''After the Left, the DMK had become the 'second destabilising force in the government,'' he said and demanded Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to withdraw his remarks on Lord Ram and the Ramayana. He urged the Centre to fix Ministerial responsibility on those who filed the affidavit on Ram Sethu and appropriately penalise them.
''A civil war is on in the UPA and the BJP is prepared for the next trial of strength, Mr Advani said. In my experience, two intances when Congress was defeated in Gujarat Assembly elections and the Allahabad High Court judgement declaring election of Ms Indira Gandhi to Lok Sabha as void and disqualifying her for six years, changed the entire politics of the country following which we faced emergency when democracy came close to destruction,'' he said Drawing a parallel, Mr Advani explained how the nuclear deal and Ram Sethu issues would bring about another turning point in the post independence politics of the country.
Mr Advani claimed the rift between the Congress and the Left on the nuclear deal had proved the BJP's view that ''this was an opportunistic alliance.'' ''The two issues had kicked up a new question of stability proving the UPA alliance was opportunistic,'' he said.
He also charged that the UPA-Left combine was not based on any common ideology but was ''only an anti-BJPism which has brought them to together.
''The Left has become the biggest destabliser of the UPA and now, the DMK is proving to be the second destabliser in the alliance,'' the senior BJP leader claimed.