Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen pulls out of UPA, AP govt, says Muslims being targetted

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen

Responding to the development, state Congress president Botsa Satyanarayana expressed confidence that all the issues would be resolved and that there is no threat to the Congress government.

Dismissing the MIM's allegation that the state government supported 'Sangh Parivar' activists, he said the issue was essentially due to the situation in the city.

Main opposition TDP welcomed the MIM's decision to withdraw support to the Congress.

It, however, felt that it is the responsibility of Governor to see who enjoyed majority.

YSR Congress Party demanded that the TDP moves a no-confidence motion against the Kiran Kumar Reddy government.

UPA 'strong and stable' despite MIM snapping ties: Cong

Congress today claimed that the UPA government is "strong and stable" despite the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) becoming the third constituent to withdraw support after Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress and Babualal Marandi's Jharkhand outfit.

Party spokesman Sandeep Dikshit also said the UPA has "got the numbers required" in Parliament and would prove its majority whenever required. He said that the Congress-led coalition will get support of various parties when government puts forth positive reforms initiatives.

"We already have support of parties. We will continue to have majority. We still enjoy support of 280-300 members (in the Lok Sabha). It is a strong and stable government and I have no doubt it will remain a strong and stable government," he told reporters. The strength of Lok Sabha is 543.

Dismissing charges by MIM that Andhra Pradesh government has taken a communal stand and is giving a free run to Sangh activists, he said the basic principle of chief ministers in Congress-ruled states is secularism and any allegation contrary to it is denied.

Refuting suggestions that Congress was bad at running coalitions, he said withdrawal of support by MIM as also Mamata Banerjee's party was for "local reasons" and had nothing to do with any policy issue.

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