New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has cited Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's interview to CNN-IBN as a proof that the Congress does not treat its allies well.
The BJP is the first political party to react to Mamata Banerjee's explosive interview to CNN-IBN in which she mimicked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and accused the Congress of arm-twisting allies.
Reacting to Mamata's comments, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, "This shows how Congress treats its own allies. Practically, they come to blows after parting ways. All allies of UPA are restless. The DMK has opposed many decisions and have joined a bandh. Mamata has walked away and is now exposing the Congress.
Javadekar also called the UPA a 'fragile alliance'. "There is already tension brewing in NCP and Congress in Maharashtra. So, this is such a fragile alliance. The extent to which Congress can stoop to blackmail, threaten or harrass its own allies is now evident," Javadekar said.
This came after Mamata hit out at the Centre saying it has lost the credentials to govern the country. In an exclusive interview with IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, the West Bengal Chief Minister said that the government was not stable in her view and would go for elections in 2013.
She said that the UPA government would bring a populist budget in 2013 for "eyewash" and then go for elections after the Budget Session.