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BJP to raise issue of desertion by its MPs in Parliament

July 22, 2008 11:59 IST

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The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday said it would raise the issue of their Members of Parliament being 'lured' by the United progressive Alliance in a desperate attempt to save the government in the confidence vote in Lok Sabha.

"We will register a complaint with theSpeaker against the attempt by the UPA to lure our parliamentarians in their desperate attempt to save the government. We have demanded that the Speaker should intervene and stop this mockery of the parliamentary system," a senior party leader said.

Two of the saffron party's MPs-- one each from Gujrat and Uttar Pradesh-- have reportedly openly defied the party whip and have announced that they would vote for the government.

The complaint from the opposition bench comes in the wake of reports that an MP from Karnataka is also now set to desert the party and vote for the UPA.

According to party sources, the BJP will raise the issue of some of its members deciding to vote with the UPA in the confidence motion alleging that the government was indulging in horse-trading and severe malpractices to lure their MPs.

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