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Withdraw support to UPA: BJP to BSP

BJP in UP dared the ruling BSP to withdraw its unconditional support to UPA if the party was really opposed to its policies.

Updated: Dec 20, 2011, 23:20 PM IST

Lucknow: Terming the ongoing war of words
between the Centre and Mayawati over proposed division of the
state as nothing but a farce, BJP in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday dared
the ruling BSP to withdraw its unconditional support to UPA if
the party was really opposed to its policies.

Accusing BSP and Congress of indulging in dramatics to
divert people`s attention from real issues, state BJP
spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said, "The war of words between
the Centre and the state is nothing more than a farce and is
only an attempt to distract the attention of people."

The Centre yesterday returned to Uttar Pradesh the
Assembly resolution for division of poll-bound UP into four
smaller states evoking a sharp reaction from Mayawati who
alleged that the Central government wanted to keep the issue
pending and its letter sent to the state in this regard was
against constitutional norms.

Alleging that both the Centre and the state are indulging
in letter politics, Pathak said, "Mayawati`s attack on the
Centre on the issue of partition of UP is barely an effort to
distract the attention of the people."

"If Mayawati was opposed to the policies of the Centre,
BSP should withdraw its unconditional support to the UPA
government," he said.

BJP in principle is in favour of smaller states, but
first a state reorganisation commission should be set up to
examine the matter, he said.

He alleged that the manner in which government got the
proposal regarding division of UP in four parts passed in the
state assembly indicated that it was not serious on the issue
and using it only as a poll plank.

Samajwadi Party alleged that immaturity and arbitrary
attitude of the CM was clear from her proposal for division of
the state. "The Centre has raised several questions over the
proposal passed by the house amidst din and sent it back to
the state government," SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said.

He alleged that despite this in favour of her improper
proposal the CM called a press conference and made her own
administration irresponsible.

"A football match is being played between the Centre
and the state to cheat the people of the state," he alleged.

PTI