Govt fears No-Confidence Vote: CPI(M)

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New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) The CPI(M) today said the UPA government's intention of seeking the continuation of the same session of Parliament is aimed at avoiding a No-Confidence Vote on the Floor of the Lok Sabha.

''In order to avoid the No Trust Vote, they are out to seek the continuation of the same session of Parliament as the rules do not permit the consideration of a Confidence vote more than once in the same session,'' said Parliamentary Group leader Sitaram Yechury here.

At a press conference, he said the fact that the government had so far not announced its decision regarding calling a fresh session which exhibited their fear that it was scared of facing a no-confidence motion by the Opposition.

Mr Yechury, flanked by party senior leader Rup Chand pal, said therefore the party had been demanding that the session be adjourned sine die and a fresh Winter Session be convened.

The Marxist leader observed that in all probability, the government is keen to continue the same session for fear of a No Confidence Vote as it had failed miserably on all fronts, be it anti-depressive measures to contain inflation and stagnation, mismanagement of economy, communal violence, continuing attacks on the minorities by the Sangh Parivar.

He said besides the government is also adamant to ''undermine'' the authority of Parliament as the record showed that this year it has the lowest ever sittings.

He said the government had adopted a ''deeply-flawed'' approach to tackle the global meltdown. ''Instead of making investments in agriculture and industry its emphasis is on bigger doses of foreign capital, which is counter productive,'' Mr Yechury added.

He said the government had not only increased FIIs to come to the Stock market, but also repermitted the routes of participatory notes in the speculative market. ''May be terrorists are laundering their money in the process,'' he alleged.

He also demanded that the government urgently reduce the prices of petrol diesel and cooking gas as the price of crude oil in the international market has come down by at least 50 per cent.

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