UPA will sail through trust vote: Congress

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Bangalore, Jul 20 (UNI) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader N Dharam Singh today expressed confidence that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre would sail through the 'Trust Vote' sought by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on July 22.

Talking to UNI here, he said Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have been convinced about the need of the Indo-US nuke deal, which was crucial for the future 'energy security' of the country.

Mr Dharam claimed that the UPA leaders have mustered support of the necessary MPs to win the trust vote.

Alleging that both the BJP and Left parties had joined together to 'topple the UPA Government' only to serve their 'narrow political interests', he reminded that the BJP, which had initiated the nuke deal with the US, was how opposing it deliberately.

Mr Dharam said all the Congress MPs, including Ambarish and R L Jalappa, would go with the party line and support the UPA in the trust vote. ''Some vested interests were spreading rumours,'' he added.

Out of 28 MPs from Karnataka, BJP has 16, Congress nine, JD(S) two and SP with a lone member.

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