Along with the withdrawal of their support to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Trinamool Congress (TMC) has demanded that PM Manmohan Singh should step down and seek fresh mandate to test whether his reforms and economic policies were acceptable to the public.
AS WE know that TMC has pulled out of the UPA in protest against the hike in diesel prices, allowing foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail and restrictions on subsidized cooking gas cylinders to each family.
TMC is of the view that before accepting the resignation of their ministers, Manmohan Singh
should resign because it was on the basis of their support in 2009 he had submitted his claim to the President of India
for forming the government.
"TMC quits opposing anti-people policies. Congress should remember it is not their private government. They have no moral right to continue with those policies," Kunal Ghosh of TMC wrote on Twitter.
While all this drama continues, Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party has become a lifeline for the UPA government. Though he hasn't threatened of taking back the outside support but he will obviously push for packages and sops for his state against it.