Kolhapur: Speaking about amendments in the
crucial Nuclear Liability Bill, that provides for compensation
in case of a nuclear accident senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde
today said his party will not allow UPA government to work
under US pressure.
Referring to the Bill, Munde told the concluding session
of Maharashtra BJP`s executive meet that BJP wont allow the
bill to be passed since its Opposition is in majority in Rajya
BJP has already expressed its apprehensions over an
amendment in the Bill which its feels protects foreign
companies in the event of a nuclear accident caused by gross
negligence or defective supplies on their part.
Speaking about the alleged corruption in Commonwealth
Games Munde accused Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh for covering Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman
of the Organizing Committee of the Commonwealth Games 2010.
Quoting a survey, he said popularity of UPA Government is
decreasing day by day. A latest survey made by India Today
says if elections are held now BJP will get 178 seats. If this
trend continues BJP may be the ruling party after next
Later talking to media, he criticised UPA government`s
import-export policy of sugar.
"Sugar industry in Maharashtra and India is in big
trouble because of wrong decisions taken by central
government. At present export of sugar is banned and import
duty on it is 0 per cent.
"This policy is very dangerous for sugar industry in
India since rural economy banks on sugar industry and it this
industry collapses farmers in Western Maharashtra will be at
the receiving end," Munde said.
During the session BJP state president Sudhir
Munganttivar announced that Women Front of the party will
agitate in numerous ways against inflation on September 26.
The party will observe Shakti Saptah from October 18 to
25 and party workers will distribute food grains among poor at
FCI godowns to protest against the tonnes of wheat left to rot
there, he said.
If electricity charges are increased BJP will oppose that
too, Mungattivar said.