Second day's debate on confidence vote begins in Lok Sabha

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New Delhi, July 22 : The second day's debate over the trust vote began in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government will face the trust vote in the Lok Sabha later in the day.

Ahead of the trust vote, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh reiterated that his UPA Government would win.

"I am confident that the government will win the trust vote," he told media persons.

Rashtriya Janata Dal Leader and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav is confident that the UPA Government will win the trust vote today.

The Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament Somabhai Patel has said that he will vote for the UPA in the trust vote later this evening.

Talking to reporters outside Parliament, he said he will work for the Congress party in future as he is disillusioned with the BJP.

The Samajwadi Party Member of Parliament Atiq Ahmed has also said that he would vote against the government.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Parliament House today showing 'V' as a sign of victory. He exuded confidence to win confidence vote in the Lok Sabha.

Singh, who moved the confidence motion in the House on Monday, is expected to reply to the debate in the evening.

Latest figures suggest that the UPA alliance has 272 MPs, that's one more than the halfway mark in the House as of now. The United Progressive Alliance is 222 and their partners are holding together as well.

ANI

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