UPA has no political majority: Yechury

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Indore, Aug 7 (UNI) Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau Member Sitaram Yechury today alleged that the United Progressive Alliance regime was apprehensive of convening Parliament's Monsoon Session as it did not enjoy political majority.

''Jammu is burning over the Amarnath issue. The government should convene the session and take a decision to bring the situation under control. The session should convene on August 11 as per schedule but no acton has been taken,'' he said during a discussion with mediapersons at Indore Press Club.

Alleging that the Congress-led regime won the recent trust vote by purchasing MPs, Mr Yechury added that it lost public confidence and political support.

''The decision to parley with Amarnath agitators -- taken at the all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday -- is laudable. The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board dispute is a non-issue. An attempt is underway to convert it into a political issue in the coming Assembly and General Elections,'' he said.

Pointing out that the land was also allotted in 2005 and then taken back, Mr Yechury added that no agitation took place at that time.

''Jammu's impoverished Muslims are very happy about the Amarnath Yatra as it gives them employment and business,'' the communist leader said.

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