Ahmedabad: Demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue of corruption, BJP said the Congress-led UPA government has been reduced to a minority and could fall any time soon.

"The way Dravidra Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has withdrawn its support...the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) (Prajatantrik) has taken back its support..the government has been reduced to a minority and could fall anytime," BJP General Secretary, Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters on the sidelines of a protest rally against coal scam.

"BJP demands that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should resign as he has lost confidence...the government is deep into corruption," he said. DMK, an allied partner, had pulled out of the UPA by withdrawing six of its ministers, while JVM with its two MPs, was supporting the government from outside, also withdrew its support.

Ruling out the possibility of the Third Front, Rudy said, "Till the time the Left wing enjoyed power and presence in West Bengal, Tripura and Kerala...there number was considerable...the possibility of Third Front government had existed. But, as their numbers have gone down and virtually turned zero...there is no possibility now."

He alleged that the Centre was silent on "sensitive national issues" like infiltration of Bangladeshis, threat from Pakistan and Chinese incursion. Attacking the PM on incursion in Ladakh by Chinese troops, Rudy said, "On the China issue, our PM says it is a local issue...Is the Government of India waiting for the day when Chinese troops would enter 30 kms into India and set up permanent structures with steel rods and cements...BJP wants to know about it."

Asking how long India would let Pakistan sponsor terror in the country and tolerate it quietly, Rudy said, "Time is going to come very soon when people of this country will seek reply from the government."

Criticizing the Centre on the issue of Sarabjit Singh's death, Rudy said, "Indian government remained a mute spectator to his killing in a Pakistan prison, despite being repeatedly informed about the danger to his life." "India has emerged as a failure before the world, be it on foreign policy or diplomatic relations or other fronts," he said.

(Agencies)

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