UPA will lose trust vote: JaitleyJuly 17th, 2008 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17(IANS) The main opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was confident that the Congress-led government would not be able to win the July 22 trust vote, Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) general secretary Arun Jaitley said here Thursday. Briefing reporters after a meeting of the chief ministers of the NDA-ruled states, Jaitley said: “This government is slipping in numbers. There are many MPs outside the NDA who are against this government.”
Jaitley said the NDA chief ministers discussed the political strategy to defeat the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in the trust vote.
He said the NDA would highlight the “failure” of the government in controlling inflation along with its “inability” to protect national interests in the India-US nuclear deal.
The UPA government is seeking the trust vote after the Left parties pulled out their support to it July 9 following differences over the nuclear deal and reduced it to a minority.
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