"Samajwadi Party requests the Prime Minister that he should remain firm on the Ordinance that the government has brought. It should remain firm on it as it was brought after due consideration. This message should not go in the country that it was withdrawn under the pressure of one individual," the party's Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agrawal said.
SP, which provides external support to UPA government had backed the Ordinance and has been critical of any bid to withdraw it, ever since Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi it as ‘complete nonsense.’
"Politicians will fight for people and then they will be debarred from contesting elections if they are held guilty. Then how will we work? This is a conspiracy against democracy. If the ordinance is withdrawn, it will be proved that one individual is bigger in the country and not the government." Agrawal said.
Agarwal also rued over the fact that after the Gandhi scion expressed his views on the Ordinance, the Prime Minister's stature stands undermined.
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that the manner in which the Ordinance was brought and is now being ‘withdrawn hurriedly,’ shows that ‘the decision is being taken keeping elections in mind.’


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