UPA confident about facing trust vote: Sonia Gandhi

July 11th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Confident of proving its majority in the Lok Sabha, the United Progressive Alliance today said that it is ready to face a trust vote.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi said the party has welcomed and thanked the Samajwadi Party for its support.

She confirmed that the party would abide by the Prime Ministers statement of not operationalising the Indo-US nuclear deal without taking Parliament into confidence.

She also issued a statement saying that the UPAs main commitment is to restore the secular foundations of the government.

Acknowledging the support given by the Left parties, Sonia said the Congress is aware that the UPA could not have been formed without the support of the former.

After the UPA meeting held at the Prime Ministers residence, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said theUPA appreciated the long-standing relationship with the Left.

Revealing the details of the meeting, Pranab Mukherjee said that the government was in favour of convening a two-day special session of Parliament.

Rashtriya Janata Dal Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav too refused to criticize the Left for withdrawing support on the deal.

He said: The Left might have some confusions and compulsions. Its pulling out was issue based so it should not be construed that they may not come back again.

According to sources, the UPA government would prove its majority on July 22.

A special Parliament session will be held on July 21.

Later in the evening, it would be finalised in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting of when the session of Parliament should be called to prove the UPA’’s majority, sources said. (ANI)

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