UPA indulging in horse trading to win trust vote: TDP

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Hyderabad, Jul 15 (UNI) Telugu Desam Parliamentary Party leader K Yerran Naidu today claimed that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was indulging in ''horse trading'' to scrape through the confidence motion.

Addressing a press conference here before leaving for New Delhi, he contended that the Manmohan Singh Government had ''morally lost'' when the Left parties withdrew support to it. The ruling coalition was luring MPs of smaller parties by promising Rs 25 to Rs 40 lakh in a desperate attempt to save the Government, throwing to winds moral values, he alleged.

Replying to a question, Mr Naidu said the Bahujan Samaj Party and other parties, opposed both to the UPA and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), were welcome to join the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA).

UNPA Convenor N Chandrababu Naidu would camp in New Delhi from July 19 to coordinate with the BSP as also constituents of the UNPA and Left parties to work for the defeat of the UPA Government, he said.

Accusing the ruling Congress of misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation, the TDP leader said the CBI was silent till BSP supremo Mayawati was supporting the UPA Government and became ''hyperactive'' soon after she withdrew support to the Government.

Linking the Indo-US nuclear deal with his personal prestige, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanted to be in the ''good books of US President George W Bush'', he claimed, adding that the UPA Government had done nothing to curb price rise and ease shortage of seeds and fertilisers.

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