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Mamata to move no-trust motion

Kolkata, Nov 17 , 2012, DHNS 1:09 IST

TMC chief says UPA must fall for the sake of country

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Continuing her battle against the UPA government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced that her party is going to move no-confidence motion against FDI in retail in the winter session of Parliament and expressed her willingness to talk to everybody including the BJP.

“It is very important for the sake of the country that this government falls. And so we have taken a unanimous decision to bring a no-confidence motion against the minority UPA government. Our party's leader in Parliament Sudip Bandyopadhay will move the motion on the first day of the winter session,” Banerjee told at a press conference after her meeting with the party MPS on Saturday.

“This government should not be in office for a day now. ‘Deshe loot cholche, loot. Jhoot cholche, jhoot.' (Loot is going on in the country. It's only lies, and lies). It is an anti people and minority government," Banerjee told reporters at Writers' Building.

Seeking support of UPA allies and Left parties, Banerjee said, "I request other political parties support our motion".

When asked whether she was ready to talk to the BJP, Banerjee said, "If anybody wants to talk to us, we are ready. “When the Congress talks to the BJP, then they are touchable. But when other political parties want to talk to the BJP on political grounds suddenly the BJP becomes untouchable,” she added.

“Political parties can talk to political parties. No religious issue is involved in it. This is not a religious issue or alliance issue. This is an issue which involves corruption. We are all together because this is a much bigger issue and we will have to combat it,” she said.
The Trinamool Congress which does not have 50 MPs in the Lok Sabha – essential to bring no-confidence motion, requires support of other political parties to bring the motion.
The Trinamool Congress walked out of the coalition in September this year after the Congress-led UPA government initiated economic reforms including allowing foreign equity in multi-brand retail.

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