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UPA will definitely lose trust vote: BJP

Vicky Nanjappa | July 20, 2008 21:16 IST

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The National Democratic Alliance is united in its stand and the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance will definitely lose the trust vote on July 22, according to Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament D Sadananda Gowda.

He told rediff.com that he has been following the political developments closely and at the moment it seems that 269 MPs will vote against the deal.

"However, we are confident that a couple of more MPs will cross over and vote against the UPA," he said. 

Gowda added that his party is sure that the Congress will not have the requisite numbers on the D-day.

He denied that the rise of the Third Front, in the backdrop of the present political turmoil,  has shaken up the NDA camp.

Gowda expressed confidence that Mayawati and the Third Front do not have the requisite number to form the government if the UPA government loses the trust vote.

But the NDA will have the requisite strength to form the government after the UPA is toppled, but that is not on the agenda, he pointed out.

On BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's decision to side with the UPA during the trust vote, he said that the party has not discussed the matter as yet.

 "I really don't know what his considerations were and we have not given a thought about it," Gowda said.

"No decision had been taken on whether the matter would be taken to the privileges committee," he added.






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