CWC endorses seeking trust vote

July 11th, 2008 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) Friday endorsed the decision of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government to seek a trust vote in parliament following the Left parties’ withdrawal of support over the India-US civil nuclear deal. The CWC, which met under the leadership of party president Sonia Gandhi, was also attended by Manmohan Singh. The apex decision-making body expressed its “confidence and determination to win the vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha”.

At a two-hour meeting, the CWC discussed the current political situation arising out of the Left parties’ withdrawal of support, said party general secretary M.Veerappa Moily.

According to Moily, the meeting was attended by 32 members as well as permanent invitees. Of them, 12 members, including general secretary Rahul Gandhi, actively participated in the deliberations.

Moily told the media that the government wanted to seek the trust of the Lok Sabha as it believed that it had many other “unfulfilled promises and commitments to meet with”.

“This is not a one issue government. We have other promises to the people that are to be fulfilled,” Moily said.

He said the party was grateful to the CPI-M led Left parties which had supported the government for four years.

Added Janaradhan Dwivedi, another general secretary, “They (the Left) have been our supporters. We are sorry that they are not with us now.”

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