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Rebel Cong MP changes stand, to vote for UPA

July 22, 2008 13:57 IST
Last Updated: July 22, 2008 13:59 IST

Continuing with his flip flop, Congress MP from Haryana, Arvind Sharma, on Tuesday switched allegiance back to his party in the trust vote.

Coverage: An Alliance in Crisis

Sharma, who last weekend had attacked the Congress leadership accusing it of targeting BSP supremo Mayawati, came to Parliament House on Tuesday in the company of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and said that he would vote for the Congress in the confidence motion.

"Congress is my party, Sonia Gandhi [Images] is my leader. I was never against the party, I will vote in favour of the Congress," the MP from Karnal said when asked about his stand on the confidence vote.

Questioned about his change of heart considering the fact that he had yesterday met Mayawati, Sharma said, "I did meet her, I have respect for her, but inside my heart I have always been with my party."

Asked about why he criticised the Congress after its alliance with Samajwadi Party, Sharma claimed that he had criticised the UPA government and not the Congress party.

In between these shifts, Sharma is also said to have met Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

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