JD(S) likely to vote against trust vote: Datta

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Bangalore, Jul 15 (UNI) The Janata Dal (S) is likely to vote against the UPA in the trust vote to be sought by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Parliament on July 21-22.

Speaking at a press conference here state JD(S) spokesperson and Member Karnataka Legislative Council Y S V Dutta said Party President and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda will, however, announce the party's stand on July 18.

He said in the past JD(S) had always been vocal against possessing nuclear weapons and also disapproved it when the Atal Behari Vajpayee led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) conducted nuclear tests at Pokhran in Rajastan.

He said that JD(S) was also been critical of United States President George Bush's policies on various issues, including the Indo-U.S nuclear deal.

Mr Deve Gowda was also likely to meet CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat in a day or two to discuss the issue, Mr Dutta said.

The JD(S) has three seats in Lok Sabha.


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