BJP ups ante against PM, seeks fresh polls

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday backed party leader LK Advani demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and seeking a fresh mandate.

Hazaribagh (Jharkhand): Senior BJP leader
Yashwant Sinha on Monday backed party leader LK Advani demanding
the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and seeking a
fresh mandate.

"I fully agree with Advaniji`s demand for the Prime
Minister`s resignation and seek a fresh mandate in the wake of
the corruption issue raised by Anna Hazare," Sinha told a
press conference here.

Advani earlier claimed the 2009 poll verdict had lost
relevance and the Prime Minister should now seek a fresh
mandate.

Stating that the Hazare movement had swept the nation
like a storm, he alleged the situation arose due to
"mishandling by the UPA government and its advisers."

"The Centre had convened an all-party-meeting to evolve a
solution which was very late. The situation went out of their
hand," Sinha added.

On whether the government could pass the Jan Lokpal Bill
by August 30 as demanded by Hazare, Sinha said the UPA
government should convene a special session for resolving the
crisis during the next Winter Session of Parliament while no
point other than the bill should be discussed during the
current session.

PTI

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