BJP MP Manorama Madwaraj not worried about her expulsion

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Malpe (Udupi), July 23 (UNI) The expelled BJP member of Parliament from Udupi Manorama Madhwaraj today said that she was not bothered about the party's decision since she was not contesting in the next elections.

Ms Madhwaraj was expelled by the BJP for defying the party whip and abstaining from voting in the 'Trust Vote' which was won by the Congress led UPA government at the Centre in the parliament yesterday.

When sought her reaction by the reporters, Ms Madhwaraj however said that she had not yet received any communication from the party about her expulsion from the party. "Even if I am expelled from the party I am not much bothered as I have already decided not to contest in the coming general election. Rather I preferred to sit in my home, she said.

Expressing her deep anguish, she said that when she joined the people in opposing the proposed coal based thermal power plant in the district, no one from the party had supported her and she had to lead a lone battle against the project. She asserted that she would remain with the people in opposing the project which was totally harmful the ecology of the region and a life threat to the fishermen community who were in large number in the district.

Ms Madhwaraj said that she was not against the Indo-US nuclear deal and it was not harmful to the country in any way. However, as she could not go against the party whip in opposing the deal, she preferred to remain in her house and abstain from the parliament proceeding, she added.

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