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Jolt for SP, another MP walks away
July 19, 2008 15:48 IST
Just hours before the crucial vote of confidence for the survival of the UPA government, Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday got another jolt when its Jaleshwar MP S P Singh Baghel revolted and announced to vote against the motion in the Lok Sabha.
With the joining of Baghel in the dissident camp, now the strength of the MPs opposing the SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's decision to support the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government over the Indo-US Nuclear deal rose to four. Earlier, Muzaffarnagar MP Munnawar Hussain, Mohanlalganj MP Jaiprakash Rawat and Hamirpur MP Raj Narain Budholia announced their opposition to the party leadership.
He said he attended the meeting of the party MPs at New Delhi, but did not join the lunch in protest against the support to the nuke deal.
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