New Delhi, Jul 29 (UNI) Reacting to the survival of the UPA government in the July 22 Confidence Vote in the Lok Sabha, the BJP today said the Congress-led government may have sailed through the storm but the world's biggest democracy stood 'humbled, humiliated and shamed' by the four-year bosom friends -- Congress and Left parties.
In its editorial comment, BJP's official mouthpiece 'Kamal Sandesh' observed that the vote of confidence had all the ingredients of a one-day cricket match with the outcome remaining a suspense till the last over.
However, the match was bereft of sporting spirit and was full of deceit, treachery and mystery. The bosom friends till yesterday had their daggers out to slit each other's throat. The Left was hand-in-glove with the UPA's omissions and commissions but had parted company with the Congress as their friendship would no longer pay further dividends, it said.
''Indian brand of Marxism has become synonymous with pure opportunism'', the party organ said.
The Congress and Left cobbled a post election alliance in 2004 with the Samajwadi Party and BSP joining the bandwagon. Today all of them stand exposed creating a situation leading the coalition to seek vote of confidence, it added.
Every wrong was committed in the name of promoting national interest although the actions were driven by the limited aim of saving the government. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not gather courage to declare their stand whether the government survived or otherwise.
''If the nuclear deal was in the interest of the nation, why are they worred about their own political power?'', the paper asked.
At a time BJP's ideological big brother, the RSS seems to be hailing the Left parties for their stand on Indo-US nuclear deal, the BJP said that Left was the 'greatest loser' as it had made the Indian politics bleed. They (Left) also lived in the false notion that the UPA could not exist without them, it observed.
Taking a dig at the SP, the paper said after strongly opposing the Indo-US nuclear deal, the party chose to 'sleep with its enemy'.
The nuclear dream also made Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati to indulge in 'day dreaming' of becoming the Prime Minister. The RLD chief Ajit Singh dreamt of becoming a Union Minister while JMM Chief Shibu Soren eyed Chief Ministership of Jharkhand.
''When there is a naked dance of corruption at the highest level, how can it be eliminated at the lower levels?", the paper wondered.
The UPA, the paper observed, owed its victory to the 'die-hard criminals and convicts' languishing in various jails for heinous crimes and to those who sold their conscience and voted for the UPA defying their party whip.
It is time for the people to ponder about the whole situation and do something concrete to save the country from those who are bent upon mortgaging the country's honour and prestige to foreign powers, the editorial added.
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