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CM says the people haven't rejected her motion

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kolkata, November 23, 2012
First Published: 15:46 IST(23/11/2012) | Last Updated: 15:48 IST(23/11/2012)

Hours after her no trust motion failed in Lok Sabha, Mamata Banerjee accepted her limitations in numbers but stated that the motion was rejected by the Parliament but not by the people of India. She also stated that the issue has exposed the 'saviours' of the Congress government.


Recently, the Bengal chief minister left no stone unturned to get the numbers calling up BJP leaders and even Left Front leaders. She also expressed her willingness to visit Alimuddin Street, headquarters of CPI(M).

In her latest update on social networking site Facebook she stated that she was aware of her party's lack of numbers in the Lok Sabha but she thought that other parties like BJP and the Left who are against the government for FDI in retail and other issues would support her.

"Today, you have seen that according to our commitment to the people of the country, AITMC Members of the Parliament have moved the no-confidence motion against the UPA Government on the opening day of the session. We knew our limitation was the strength, and ultimately, that is why the motion was rejected," she posted.

"But we thought that other members who are so vociferous against the FDI in retail and other sectors, and various other anti-people decisions of the UPA government, would join the no-trust move against the government," she added.

However, she targeted parties like BJP and the Left for not extending support and said that it was unfortunate.

"Unfortunately, they did not come forward for the cause of the people, citing various excuses," she said. Down but not out Mamata said that though Trinamool Congress's motion was rejected in the Parliament, but the people of India did not reject it. The issue exposed other political parties who came as 'saviours' of corruption tainted Congress.

"Though the motion was rejected on the floor of the House due to numbers, but the 'no trust' against the UPA government is not rejected by the people of the country. Now, you see the saviours of the government are exposed," she said.

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