UPA Govt's trust vote win recognition of reforms: IUML

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Tiruchirapalli, Jul 26 (UNI) Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Tamil Nadu unit president and MP K M Khadermoideen, today said the UPA government's trust vote win clearly showed that the nation had recognised the Centre's policies and reforms.

Addressing a press conference here, he said the victory was a clear mandate to the Manmohan Singh Government.

Strongly condemning yesterday's serial bomb blasts in Bangalore, he demanded that the Centre and the Karnataka Government take firm action against those behind the blasts.

The IUML would continue its alliance with the UPA at the national level and it would support the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA) in Tamil Nadu in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

To a question, he claimed that the formation of a 'Third Front' either at the national level or in the state level would not materialise. In the present circumstances, no national party would get a clear majority and form a government at the Centre, he added.

Mr Khadermoideen expressed confidence that in the Lok Sabha elections, the UPA would secure more seats than it had won in 2004 and would form a new government at the Centre again. He hoped that the Centre would bring down the prices of essential commodities and inflation before the elections.

On the Indo-US nuclear deal, he said the IUML was no longer opposed to the deal as the party's doubts regarding the pact had been clarified by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Dr Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

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