“I am confident that the government will win the trust vote," he told media persons late evening after attending the first day of the two-day trust motion. When asked whether he would resign before the trust vote in case his government doesn"t have the numbers, he said, “this is a hypothetical question. We will win the trust vote." On being asked about the allegations that the MPs were being poached to gain majority in the Lok Sabha, he said, “anybody is free to make such allegations, but those who are saying this, must come out with proof substantiating such allegations."
To another question that his concern should be more towards controlling inflation than the nuclear deal, the Prime Minister said, “we are concerned about controlling inflation…….we are making serious efforts in this direction, and I am sure we will succeed in controlling price rise."
Prime Minister moved the confidence motion in Parliament on Monday, July 21. Congress led UPA government which is seeking the trust vote is confident of winning, but is pinning on few MPs abstenation. Opposition leader L K Advani is the first person to speak against Confidence motion. The trust vote will decide the future of UPA government is supposed to happen on Tuesday, July 22 evening.
Since the Sixth Lok Sabha, this will be the 11th confidence motion moved by a government.
In 1999, the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government lost a trust vote in the Lok Sabha by one vote. The BJP-led government had sought the trust vote following withdrawal of support by Jayalalithaa's AIADMK.