SP MP Munawwar says will vote against UPA in Lok Sabha

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New Delhi, Jul 18 (UNI) Dissident Samajwadi Party MP Munawwar Hasan today formally declared that he would vote against the UPA Government on the trust motion in the Lok Sabha on July 22 and would join the Bahujan Samaj Party after that.

He alleged that ''some people from the government'' had come to him to offer Rs 25 crore for his support, but he rejected the offer.

Describing the Indo-US nuclear deal against Muslims, he said he had great respect for BSP chief Mayawati for opposing the deal, and had made up his mind to join hands with her.

The deal was pro-America, and Muslims of not only India but of the whole world were against that country for its policies and actions, he said.

When asked whether he was quitting the SP and being inducted in the BSP, the MP from Muzaffarnagar said,'' I will violate the party whip during the voting on the trust motion, and then will be expelled from the party. I'll join the BSP after that.

He claimed that about half a dozen SP MPs were against the nuclear deal and would vote against the UPA.

Mr Hasan is among the 39 MPs the SP technically has in the Lok Sabha.

The SP is the arch rival of the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh which sends the highest number of 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha.


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