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‘Congress has failed to reciprocate our support’

‘Congress has failed to reciprocate our support’
On the eve of the 9th anniversary of the UPA, Sharad Pawar’s NCP on Tuesday lamented that Congress failed to reciprocate its support and friendship, but insisted that the UPA was ‘not a liability’.

‘We had not put any conditions before the government or the party leading the UPA. One lesson must be learnt in these nine years that we have constantly supported Congress and UPA, but unfortunately, Congress has not supported us,’ party general secretary and MP DP Tripathi told said.

Replying to a question, he dismissed suggestions that the UPA was a liability. ‘The UPA is not a liability, but an asset. If it was not, how could we have been part of it,’ Tripathi said.

Asked whether the UPA coalition needed a course correction in the wake of a series of scams and scandals, he said that it must be emphasised that whenever there was corruption, the alliance has acted against that, may it be the Commonwealth Games scam or the 2G scam.

He said what the UPA needed was quicker implementation of laws so that the guilty are brought to book faster.

Another party leader and Union minister Praful Patel told a TV channel, ‘Action against people or ministers have been taken. The fact that couple of things have come one after the another which has created a lot of negativity.
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