Will UPA allies listen to Mamata's call to quit government?

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New Delhi, Oct 5: Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee seems to be adamant to write an obituary for Congress-led UPA government at the Centre. After her recent departure from the UPA over government's decision on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail, now Mamata wants other constituents of the government to quit it.

Raising her protest against the Centre on hiking FDI in insurance and pension sectors on Thursday, Oct 4, Mamata described it as "immoral and unethical" move. She wanted other UPA partners to quit the government.

"Today, yet another set of anti-people decisions of the Central Government have crossed the Laxman Rekha. These important decisions, which have a direct bearing on the livelihood of millions of Indians, taken by a minority government, are immoral and unethical," Banerjee wrote on her Facebook page.

"Increase in FDI percentage from 26 to 49 in Insurance Sector and introducing 26% FDI in Pension Sector will make lifelong savings of individuals totally insecure," she said. "Is it the intention of the UPA Government to sell out the country? We should unitedly oppose all such moves and will not allow the government to be bailed out after a series of such anti-people decisions," the Trinamool Congress chief said.

She has been pushing for a no trust motion and appealing to other UPA constituents to quit the alliance, informed sources.

However, it seems UPA alliances are in no mood to bring the government down right at the moment.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has refused while the Samajwadi Party (SP) is buying time, but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that it will back TMC's campaign.

Stating that the people of the country were watching the UPA government, she said, "I will also appeal to those supporting UPA to come out and oppose these moves in the greater interest of the people."

"Sarkar jaana jaroori hai, desh ko bachane ke liye," she added.

Calling for moving a no confidence motion against the government, Banerjee said, "the minority government cannot play such immoral role. Let us move No Confidence Motion. We have decided to meet the Hon'ble President on this issue."

OneIndia News

(With inputs from PTI)

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