LAHORE - The PML-N has expressed its strong dismay over the language used by Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in a ceremony at the Governor's House on Saturday evening. Punjab Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sana Ullah, and PML-N Central leaders Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Bilal Yaseen, Naseer Ahmed Bhutta, Dr Zumurad Yasmeen, Ajasam Sharif and Raja Ashfaq Sarwar in a joint statement on Sunday strongly reacted to the language used by Salman Taseer and said he was a political orphan. "The PML-N government was not formed with the help of Salman Taseer nor would it collapse if he so desired. Taseer should understand that PML-N enjoys majority in the Punjab Assembly. Sharif brothers live in the hearts of the nation and their popularity is not limited like that of Governor, " they said. They asked Salman Taseer to leave the Governor House and come out in the open field if he was keen to take part in politics. They said the PML-N believed in politics of principles and the statements of the Governor would not damage the morale of the workers. "Those issuing baseless statements should know that Punjab is the stronghold of PML-N. Conspiracy to destabilise government in Punjab will not be successful," PML-N leaders said, adding that the PML-N decision to sit on the Opposition benches in the Centre had been welcomed by people. They strongly criticised the statement of Punjab Governor in which he had said that if PPP quit the cabinet, the government would fall at once. Rana Sana Ullah said the Punjab government had requested Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for quitting the provincial government, as the PPP had no logic for staying in the government after the PML-N had quit the federal cabinet. About Punjab Governor's statements, Rana further said these were against the constitution. "That is why, we have asked the federal government to direct Salman Taseer to act according to the constitution," he added. Spokesperson PML-N Saddiq-ul-Farooq maintained that the N-League would support every democratic step, and would not become part of any unconstitutional move. "The PPP should respect our mandate and the PML-N will reciprocate in the same manner. After Gilani has announced the break-up of the coalition, he should accept the resignation of the N-League ministers. Despite the fact that Asif Ali Zardari had not actualised his promises, Nawaz Sharif will attend Zardari's oath-taking ceremony," he said.