New Delhi, Jul 19 (UNI) Displaying all signs of being serious to defeat the UPA in the Confidence Vote in Lok Sabha, the BJP today issued whips to its MPs to be in the national capital and oppose the motion when it comes to vote on July 22.
BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said individual MPs were asked by their respective party whips that they should be present in Delhi tomorrow and attend the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament Annexe. This would be followed by NDA MP's meeting followed by a dinner.
Three MPs undergoing medical treatment in the United States have been exempted to attend these meetings and could attend the Parliament session directly on July 22. They are cine actor Dharmendra recuperating after a knee surgery, Mr Harishchandra Chauhan and Mr Manoj Kanoria.
Accusing the Congress of 'daydreaming' of getting support from the Shiv Sena and Akali Dal MPs, Mr Javadekar said Congress spokesman M Veerappa Moily had not taken seriously the clarifications issued by these two parties that their MPs would vote along with NDA. "Let him worry about his own flock because many of them were ready to flee," he remarked.
He said the happenings in the ruling front were 'transparent corruption' after the Left parties withdrew their support to the UPA. Firstly, there was 'deal within deal' with the Samajwadi Party giving it access to even 'secret policy files'. Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh did not hide anything about his likings on issues like specturm, sensitive appointments like Petroleum Secretary and CBI Director and windall taxes, all intended to help one corporate house. ''They have made the Government a party to the proxy corporate war,'' he alleged.
The second deal concerned jailed and convicted MPs. ''The Congress should say what assurance they were given in return for their support. The Cabinet also decided to rename Lucknow airport in the name of former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh to secure the support of Ajit Singh's Rashtiya Lok Dal'', he said.
He said the BJP wanted to tell the nation that the Vote of Confidence was not just Indo-US nuclear deal, as Congress wanted it to appear. The issues like price rise, inflation, bad governance, cheating the farmers, and common masses were all issues on which the MPs would be expressing their mind through votes. ''In our opinion, continuance of this government itself is dangerous for society,'' he added.
The BJP, he said, condemned the suggestion of Union Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz for reducing the Amarnath Yatra to one month and restrict the number of pilgrims to 50,000. The government should give its reaction to Prof Soz's condemnable suggestion, Mr Javadekar said.
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