New Delhi, Jul 16: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) issued a whip to its Lok Sabha MPs for the July 22 trust vote to topple the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government in the crucial vote of confidence in the Parliament.
V K Malhotra, Deputy Leader of the BJP in the Lok Sabha told reporters in New Delhi,"All the NDA constituents are together and we are confident that the UPA government will fall." Malhotra added, “The BJP has issued a whip and we are talking to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) constituents like Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Janata Dal (United), Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and others."
Malhotra further said, "Smaller parties and members of United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) are also talking to us to vote against the Government."According to sources, the BJP said that all NDA partners, including and Shiv Sena, SAD would vote against the UPA Government.
A meeting of all NDA chief ministers has been called on July 17 to discuss the forthcoming trust vote, necessitated after the withdrawal of support by the Left parties to the UPA Government over Indo-US civil nuclear deal issue.