BJP accuses UPA, Left of enacting ''political drama''

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Kochi, Dec 1 (UNI) BJP Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu today accused the UPA Government and the Left parties of staging a ''political drama'' on the Indo-US Nuclear deal and Nandigram issues saying the people could see through their gameplan.

Addressing a public meeting here this evening to mark the ninth death anniversary of slain BJP activist K T Jayakrishnan Mr Naidu exhorted the party workers to get ready for a mid-term poll.

He alleged that the UPA and the Left parties were hand-in-glove and adopted a policy of silence on contentious issues.

Criticising the Left parties, especially the CPI(M), for backtracking on its opposition to the civilian nuclear deal, the BJP leader alleged that ''while the UPA Government had surrendered to the United States, the CPI(M) had surrendered to the Centre.'' He also charged the Left parties on the Employees Provident Fund Interest rate. While the Left parties had cricitised the NDA Government for keeping the EPF interest rate at 9.5 per cent, it had agreed to the UPA Government lowering the rate to 8.5 per cent, he alleged.

Mr Naidu alleged that while the Congress President Sonia Gandhi was acting as a ''super Prime Minister'', RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and the DMK were controlling the Government through ''remote control''.

Stating that the people had seen through the ''political drama'' at the Centre, he alleged that they were fed up with rising prices, unemployment and the Government's failure to control terrorism.

Lok Sabha election would be held in 2008 and not as scheduled in 2009, he added.


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