SP MPs asked to remain within city limits
The Samajwadi Party on Friday asked its lawmakers to keep to the city limits in view of the trust vote for the UPA government on Tuesday.delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2008 23:01 IST
The Samajwadi Party on Friday asked its lawmakers to keep to the city limits in view of the trust vote for the UPA government on Tuesday.
"During the party meeting, all the MPs were asked to remain in Delhi and not to leave. They were told not to venture on a trip to even to their constituencies till the special session of Parliament is concluded," party MP Rasheed Masood told PTI after a meeting of the party in New Delhi this evening.
The meet, which was the second in the day, was called to finalise the strategies for the special session, he added.
Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav along with General Secretary Amar Singh, who is said to have addressed the MPs and gave them specific instructions not to leave the Capital, were present in the meeting.
The MPs were told to follow the party's whip and vote for UPA government, Masood said.
When asked to comment about the absence of 10 MPs from the Party's Parliamentary Meeting held earlier in the day, Masood said 5 MPs - out of 39 may go against Party's whip.
"Munnawar Hassan, Jai Prakash Rawat and Raj Narayan Budholiya have already declared their opposition to nuclear deal. Ateeq Ahmed and Afzal Ansari who are in the Jail could also go against the party's whip," he added.