BJP, Left can't win election with 'undemocratic' fasts: FM

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Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, Jul 1: Congress' trouble-shooter, Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee once again held the bat against the opposition parties who have recently taken "fast-unto-death" as the prime agenda against UPA government.

Without hiding his real intention, Pranab claimed that no opposition parties can win any election by supporting others' fast-unto-death" protest which, according the finance minister, is "undemocratic."

"When Anna Hazare was on fast, the CPI-M politburo and the BJP supported him. A JD(U) leader even went on dharna. They thought it was an attack on the Congress and they could take political mileage out of it. But it is an attack on the parliamentary system and the democratic process," claimed Pranab.

Hurling a fresh attack and amusing the "pathetic" situation of CPI(M) after the assembly poll debacle in West Bengal and in Kerala, Pranab said, "Since the Communists first organised themselves in India in 1920, they are yet to come of age. That is why, they still take baby steps by sometimes holding the little finger of Sonia Gandhi and sometimes holding the thumb of the BJP."

The finance minister also reminded the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Parliament that provides aam-admi the chance to express their opinion and views on any any Bill before it was passed in the House.

"All bills are put on the website. If people want to give their opinion, they can do so. There is no need for fasts or threats for this," added Pranab.

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