New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): With the Trinamool Congress (TMC) Ministers to resign from the Union Cabinet, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee decision to quit the ruling alliance, will dent the latter's character and credibility.
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain claimed the government has been reduced to a minority.
"The countdown for the government has begun. More than half a dozen ministers are planning to formally withdraw their support and they are leaving the government. However, you see how arrogant the government is and is just not bothered," said Hussain.
"There is no credibility of a government whose half a dozen ministers quit. The government is in minority," he added.
Lashing out at the Centre over the big reforms announced last week, Hussain blamed the government for taking the crucial decisions in a hurry.
"Why is the government in such a hurry? Was a deadline fixed to issue the notification? The Government of India is independent, but under whose pressure did they act in such haste," said Hussain.
"I would like to say with full responsibility that today people of the country are watching that whichever party will try to save or support this government then their future will be bleak," he added.
Trinamool Congress ministers will meet the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, at around 3 p.m. today to resign from his government over the reforms he cleared last week. They will then head to Rashtrapati Bhawan where they will formally withdraw their letter of support to the ruling UPA coalition in which Banerjee's Trinamool Congress was the second-largest ally.
Trinamool Congress has six ministers, including one of Cabinet rank, in the UPA Government.
After Trinamool Congress's withdrawal of support, the UPA Government's support in Lok Sabha will come down from 273 to 254 and the coalition will be heavily dependent on Samajwadi Party (22) and BSP (21) for its majority in the House.
For a simple majority, the Manmohan Singh Government needs the support of at least 273 MPs in a House of 545. (ANI)