Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen pulls out of UPA, AP govt, says Muslims being targetted
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.
He evaded questions as to whether BSP and SP will support the government if Banerjee brings a no-confidence motion against it in the winter session of Parliament starting on November 22.
MIM, having a lone Lok Sabha member and seven members in the state assembly, withdrew support to the UPA at the Centre and the Andhra Pradesh government, accusing the Congress government there of giving a free run to Sangh activists.
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