UPA's victory a vindication of its policies: Praful Patel

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New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday said that the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) victory in 2009 general elections was a vindication of the policies adopted by the coalition.

"People of India have reposed faith in the UPA irrespective of caste and creed across the country. UPA's win is a vindication of the policies, programmes and values for which the UPA came together," senior NCP leader and Union Minister Praful Patel said.

Patel further said the country has already seen a stable and progressive government under the leadership of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Patel also expressed support to the Congress in government formation.

"NCP Chief Sharad Pawar today telephoned Gandhi as also Singh to congratulate them on the election victory and assured them that his party was ready to cooperate in the formation of the government without any condition. The NCP will now support the formation of the new UPA government," he added.

When asked about the inclusion of the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the government, Patel said party leaders should take appropriate decisions in the lager interests of the coalition.

"Pawar had a meeting with Gandhi three days back during which both the leaders discussed the post poll scenario. It is for the Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and all leaders of the UPA to take appropriate decision in the larger interests of the coalition," he added. (ANI)

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