Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: The withdrawal of support by the Bahujan Samaj Party to the ruling UPA alliance is the start of the end-game for the ruling coalition at the Centre, the Bharatiya Janata Party said on Saturday.

“The UPA is no longer seen as a bankable cheque,” BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said here. Not surprised at the announcement by the BSP leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, he said the UPA would disintegrate in the days to come.

The main Opposition party is adopting a wait-and-watch stance, hoping that it will have to do little to bring the UPA regime to an end.