Attacking the government on FDI in retail and prise rise, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today indicated that her party may bring a ‘no- confidence motion’ against it in the next Parliament Session and appealed to various political parties to support it. At a protest rally at Jantar Mantar here, which was attended by NDA convenor Sharad Yadav, Banerjee said that she had “heard” that the general elections could be advanced and held in March next year. “We also don’t want this government.
If need be, we are ready for bringing a no-confidence motion against this government,” the West Bengal Chief Minister said while launching an all-out attack on the Congress-led UPA government. Trinamool Congress, which has withdrawn support to the government, has 19 MPs in Lok Sabha. Banerjee, whose party organised the protest against FDI in retail, diesel price hike and LPG cap, said she could also bring a resolution against these decisions. “I have heard that elections will happen in March. I am ready for a resolution,” she said. She also appealed to other political parties not to support the government and asked them to support her party’s resolution against the recent decisions on FDI and other issues. “I am ready to work with other parties to bring a resolution against the government in the next session of Parliament…I would request other political parties not to support this government,” she said. Accusing the UPA government of acting against the interests of the common man, Banerjee said her party will campaign across the country from next month. As part of this plan, she announced that TMC will hold a 48-hour dharna on November 19 and 20 in Delhi. She, however, said later that since these dates coincided with the festival of ‘Chhat Puja’, she accordingly had decided to shift the proposed agitation to November 22 and 23. She said as part of its nation-wide programme, TMC will organise such dharnas at different places across the country.
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