BJP asks PM to face vote of confidence

July 8th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS  

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New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday asked the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to seek a vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha following the Left parties withdrawing their support. The top leadership of the party will be meeting at Leader of Opposition L.K. Advani’s residence Tuesday evening to discuss their further plans, BJP president Rajnath Singh said, calling the Left-UPA partnership an “unholy alliance”.

“We are meeting at Advani’s official residence in the evening. It was an unholy alliance between the Congress and the Left parties and it had to break,” BJP president Rajnath Singh told reporters here.

“After the withdrawal of the Left’s support, the prime minister should seek a vote of confidence in parliament,” he added.

The Left parties withdrew their support after failing to resolve their dragging differences over the India-US nuclear deal.

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat made the announcement here even as Manmohan Singh attended the G8 summit in Japan.

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