While JD(U) issues gag order after its leader praises Mukherjee too much, CPI(M) expels leader for attacking him
Lakshmi Iyer, Jayatri Nag
Posted On Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 09:15:45 AM
Supporters in Pranab Mukherjee’s
native village in Birbhum district greet him on Saturday photo: raja bhakat
Pranab Mukherjee, UPA’s candidate for presidential polls, has become a political hot potato. His candidature is still causing a political shake-up. In political parties, there is a price for praising Pranab and a price for opposing him too.
In Bihar, Janata Dal (United) leadership issued a gag order against spokesmen, forbidding them from speaking without consulting chief minister Nitish Kumar or senior party leader Sharad Yadav, also NDA convenor. The gag order was issued after excessive praise heaped on Pranab by JD(U) MP Shivanad Tiwary nearly brought BJP-JD(U) ties to a breaking point.
In Delhi, the CPI(M) politburo expelled its leader Prasenjit Bose, who resigned after attacking the party for supporting Pranab’s presidential bid, saying he had sought to “malign” its political line.
Bose opposed a CPI(M) decision to support Pranab as it had broken the Left unity – CPI and Forward Bloc decided not to back Pranab but to abstain from presidential polls. Through an open letter, Bose attacked CPI(M) for committing a “grave error” by supporting Pranab.
BJP sources said JD(U) has gone a bit overboard in its support for Pranab. JD(U) MP Shivanand Tiwary praised Pranab for handling of the economy and even suggested that the economy would be no different if any BJP leader were to handle it.
Tiwary’s praise of the UPA rule provoked BJP to question its ally’s intention. The BJP wanted to know why the JD(U), which till now had opposed UPA on price rise, was moving closer to the Congress or UPA.
Tiwary told Mirror that too much was being read into his praise of Pranab. “I’m not the only one... Other senior BJP leaders including L K Advani, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj have praised him on the floor of Parliament,” he said.
Tiwary said his pro-Pranab stance should also not be seen as JD(U)’s pro-Congress stance. “There is no question of disturbing our alliance with the BJP or allying with the Congress,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sharad Yadav assured BJP that JD(U)’s support to Pranab did not mean dilution of the party’s stand against the Congress.
Will quit finance ministry on june 26
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in West Bengal on Saturday that he will resign as union finance minister on June 26 to contest the presidential election. “I was waiting for the prime minister to return to India... I will resign on June 26 and then I will start campaigning for the presidential polls,” he said, adding that he would also quit the Congress Working Committee.
“The presidential post is above politics... I will have to raise myself above politics,” Mukherjee told partymen.
Pranab Mukherjee has made an indirect appeal to the Trinamool Congress to support him to win the election. “All partners of the UPA have supported me except one. I would urge the party to extend support to me,” he told the media in Kolkata last morning.
Amid speculation that Mukherjee would meet Mamata, he had not done so until Saturday evening,
Trinamool Congress sources said the party might abstain from voting as it may be difficult for them to support P A Sangma who is contesting as NDA candidate.
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