Won't bail out UPA: CPI on Mamata’s no-trust move
Kolkata: Even as the BJP shied away from backing the Trinamool Congress on no-confidence motion against the government, Mamata’s bête noire the Communist Party of India (CPI) made it clear that it will not bail out UPA-2.
“If Mamata brings in the no-confidence motion, we will not bail out the government,” senior CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said on Monday.
The CPI’s stand gains significance as it comes after the BJP decided not to back Mamata, at least at this juncture.
"What is the use of bringing the motion if it gets defeated? The Trinamool doesn't have the numbers. Their leadership will have to decide how far they can go. All parties need to carefully chalk out the plan," senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi said here.
"Numbers are important. If the motion gets defeated, then the government will relax for the next six months as you cannot bring another no-confidence motion during that period. We need to plan well," he said.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced that her party would move a no-confidence motion on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament Nov 22 and appealed to all parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Left, to support the move.