BJP says no to another no-confidence motion against UPA

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Raipur, Oct 2 (UNI) BJP spokesman and former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today denied that the BJP would table a no-confidence motion against the United Progressive Alliance regime over the 123 Indo-US Nuclear Agreement in the next session of Parliament.

''That will make the UPA government a martyr. The BJP wants general elections to take place on schedule and the Manmohan Singh regime will go out of power due to its own deeds. The nuke deal's conditions are yet unclear. The United States has said that the Agreement will be cancelled and economic sanctions imposed if India conducts any nuclear explosion,'' he told journalists here.

Warning that the BJP would place the Prime Minister and his government in the dock in Parliament over the deal and compel them to divulge the truth, Mr Prasad, said however the Agreement would not be annulled if the BJP comes to power at the Centre but the ban on nuclear explosions and certain other issues would definitely be discussed again.

''The UPA's regime's failures and work done by Chhattisgarh's Raman Singh government over the past five years will be the chief poll issue in this state. The process for selection of candidates is underway and observers have been sent into the districts. BJP President Rajnath Singh will reach here on October 11 to take part in hustings-related meetings,'' said Mr Prasad, also the BJP's Chhattisgarh election in-charge.

The BJP's prime ministerial nominee L K Advani would address a state-level 'Sankalp' Rally at Bilaspur on October 16.


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