BSP's withdrawal a 'countdown' for UPA's fall: BJP

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New Delhi, Jun 21 (UNI) The BJP today said withdrawal of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) support to the UPA government was an indication that the UPA coalition was tottering and the final countdown for the fall had begun.

Asked for his reaction on the announcement by the BSP Chief here, BJP spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad said he could only foresee it as the ''countdown for the fall.'' The 17-member BSP, which had been part of the UPA, had started distancing itself from the UPA in the recent days after BSP's bitter rival Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party chose to come close to the Congress and the UPA.

Earlier, at a news conference when asked if the party would move a no-Confidence vote in Parliament in view of the troubles in the UPA and its problems with the Left parties, Mr Prasad was non-commital and said the party would take a formal decision as the situation emerged. ''The future was fraught with immense possibilities and the party was ready to face elections at any point of time,''the BJP spokesperson added.

To a question on the PMK parting ways with DMK in Tamil Nadu, Mr Prasad said the party had taken PMK's separation with DMK but that party was still part of the UPA at the national level.

He also saw merit in the demand of AIADMK Chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa that the route to Participatory Note (PN) should be in the public domain and said Finance Minister P Chidambaram should take her views in the right spirit. Mr Chidambaram, he said had conceded in Parliament that there were some instances of misuse of PN route, thus confirming the fears expressed by National Security Advisor M K Narayanan.


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