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Jaya undecided on no-confidence motion

November 20, 2012 16:19 IST
Adopting a wait and watch approach, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam stand on Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee-proposed no-confidence motion against the United Progressive Alliance government would be decided based on numbers.

"If the no-confidence motion comes, it has to be successful. So far nobody has approached us for support. If it comes up we can decide only after knowing how many (parties) and who are all supporting," she said in Chennai.

 Speaking to reporters after meeting party MPs on the AIADMK's strategy for the winter session of Parliament, she said the party, which has nine Lok Sabha members, would oppose Foreign Direct Investment in retail if it came up for voting in Parliament.

"I have issued a clear statement. We oppose FDI in retail. I will not allow it in Tamil Nadu. There is no change in our stand," Jayalalithaa said.

Responding to a question on the talk about early Lok Sabha election, Jayalalithaa said her party would welcome it, as it was ready to face the polls anytime.

 To a question about Rahul Gandhi being projected as the prime ministerial candidate, she said the Congress has the right and freedom to choose its nominee for the top post.

 "The Congress is enacting a drama," she said when asked about the government's view that the presumptive loss estimated by the Comptroller and Auditor General in 2G allocation was wrong and there was no scam.
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