UPA Government likely to survive cut motion

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New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government is likely to survive the cut motion to be introduced by the Opposition in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday with reports coming in that leaders of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will abstain from voting, as they are still to take a final decision.

The government is expected to be present in full strength in the Lok Sabha to counter the Opposition, which is set to introduce a cut motion over rising prices.

There are also reports of a split between the main opposition BJP and the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD.

So, while the Left along with the AIADMK, BJD and the TDP plan to move cut motions and insist on a vote, the RJD and the SP intend to interrupt the proceedings.

It is reported that the BSP convened a parliamentary board meeting this morning to decide on whether to abstain or vote against the cut motion.

The BJP is, however, all charged up, as on Monday it issued a whip to all of its MPs to ensure all its leaders support the cut motions tomorrow.

Cut motions are usually issued by members of the opposition in the legislature to devout the policy behind the financial estimates of the government.

Cut motions can be of three types: disapproval of policy cut, economic cut and token cut. (ANI)

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