PM should seek Confidence Vote in LS: BJP

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New Delhi, Jul 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, July 8 demanded the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government to immediately seek a Vote of Confidence in Parliament after the Left decided to withdraw its support to the 50-month-old regime over the Indo-US nuclear deal.

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar, in his immediate reaction, said if the Prime Minister was not seeking a Vote of Confidence in Parliament, the President should ask him to do it like in 1999 when majority of the Vajpayee government was in question. Sought to comment on the UPA's claims that the government enjoyed the majority in view of Samajwadi Party's support, he added the Lok Sabha was the best place for proving the majority.

''The Vote of Confidence will decide where one stands,'' he remarked.

Leader of the Opposition L K Advani had already on record demanded Dr Singh to move Vote of Confidence in the Lok Sabha whenever the Left withdrew its support.


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