Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Muhyiddin Yassin today hit out at the federal administration, questioning its "unity government" label in the wake of criticism by former DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua of Barisan Nasional (BN) and Umno as corrupt parties.
"Tony Pua called BN corrupt and asked his party to leave the government.
"How are we to call this government a unity government? This is a different definition of unity," he said at the launch of PN's election machinery for the Selangor polls in Shah Alam.
Muhyiddin said the situation was proof of a lack of agreement within the government led by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
He said the ministers and MPs from the government block also appeared downcast whenever they attended Parliament.
"Because their spirit is not there," he added.
Pua had said at a DAP fundraising dinner in Petaling Jaya yesterday that Pakatan Harapan (PH) could form the government on its own without involving Umno and BN if the coalition won the 16th general election.
Speaking at the event today, Muhyiddin also urged party leaders to be ready for action ahead of the election in the state.
He said PN's manifesto for Selangor would likely be ready within the next week or two.
He also called on party members to accept the candidates chosen for the election with an open heart.
"When the leadership makes a decision, it should be accepted," he said.
"Accept whichever candidate has been chosen by the party leaders."