BJP will back no-confidence motion, says Gadkari

BJP will back no-confidence motion, says Gadkari

The BJP will support the no-confidence motion announced by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee against the UPA government over FDI in retail, insurance and pension.

BJP president Nitin Gadkari said this on Sunday on whether the party would support Mamata’s motion during the Winter Session of Parliament.

Gadkari also said that the UPA was surviving due to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which he dubbed as “Congress Bureau of Investigation”.
All the UPA allies, DMK, NCP, SP, BSP and Jagan Mohan Reddy have been forced to stand by them due to threat of unleashing the CBI.

Party sources said Gadkari’s disclosure is a deviation from his own thinking as initially he was apprehensive of the party moving a no-confidence motion against the government —  an idea mooted by veteran leader LK Advani.
Gadkari was of the view that the NDA would not be able to sustain the motion in Parliament given the lack of numbers.

But, after Mamata’s exit from the UPA and other allies like DMK showing signs of disillusionment with the Congress, the principal opposition party feels that it worth jumping into the fray to explore if future political arrangements can be stitched either before or after next general elections scheduled in 2014.

Though Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said publicly that he would approach opposition parties to seek their support, it is unlikely to bear any results given the experience of the last Parliament session when BJP stalled proceedings over the coalgate scam.

The UPA is also not sure of getting support from either their own allies or the opposition parties due to which they are thinking of postponing the session from November end to mid-December, as it also coincides with assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.