Will support Left-sponsored no-trust move, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee

A day after CPI-M rejected her party's proposal to bring a no-confidence motion against UPA government, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today stuck to her gun and said she has no hesitation to support a left-sponsored no-trust move to bring down the government.

"If necessary, I am even prepared to go to CPI-M state party headquarters at Alimuddin street here and talk to its secretary Biman Bose on the issue," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.

"My appeal to the CPI-M is not to do anything to bail out this minority government which is steeped in corruption and which has taken many anti-people decisions," she said.

She further said, "If they have reservation about our party sponsoring the motion, let the CPI-M bring it, we will support, provided there is assurance that they will not withdraw it midway striking a deal with Congress. If the issue is same, there is no objection to support their motion".

To a question on BJP vis-a-vis the proposed no-trust motion of her party, she said, "Let them decide. They have to take a stand."

Apparently hitting out at the Congress and the CPI-M for floating "BJP fear psychosis", she said, "BJP is a political party whose ideology we do not support. Every party has his own ideology. We have our ideology but this is not a religious issue. This is an issue which involves saving the country.

Referring to formation of V P Singh government and Jyoti Basu sharing platform with Atal Behari Vajpayee in the eighties, she slammed the CPI-M stand and said that there were numerous instances when CPI-M, which was now raising the BJP bogey, had sided with that party in the formation of a government as also sharing platform.

She said that the BJP and the CPI-M also had joined hands in Parliament on the issue of Lokpal bill. This trick of CPI-M is an old game to bail out the Congress-led government and it would get exposed.

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