UPA should seek vote of confidence: BJP

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Kolhapur, July 10 (UNI) Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) spokesperson Prakash Jawdekar today said the UPA government should seek a vote of confidence before proceeding with the nuclear deal.

Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Jawdekar said President Pratibha Patil should ask the Prime Minister to seek a vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha before proceeding with the nuclear deal.

Mr Jawdekar pointed out that during 1999 when Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister and Ms Jaylalitha had withdrawn her support, the then president K R Narayanan had directed the government to seek a vote of confidence.

Mr Jawdekar said the BJP is opposed to the conditons in the nuclear deal that are against India's interest. If the BJP is voted to power, it will re-negotiate the deal so as to ensure that the unwanted conditions are removed, he said.

Criticising the loan waiver scheme for farmers, Mr Jawdekar said it was a deception since only 20 per cent of the farmers will get its benefit, while 80 per cent farmers will be deprived of its benefit.

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