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'No question of PM resigning before trust vote'

india Updated: Jul 19, 2008 14:44 IST

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The Congress party on Saturday, said there was no question of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resigning before the July 22 trust vote as he will comfortably win the trial of strength.

"The question does not arise as he will win the trust vote comfortably," Congress media department chief M Veeraapa Moily said on being asked by reporters whether PM would step down before Tuesday's vote in Lok Sabha.

Asked about Congress President Sonia Gandhi meeting with party MPs, Moily said "the MPs are meeting her out of courtesy and they are politically mature enough to take the message of benefits of nuclear deal to the people."

Moily said the Congress has information that some MPs from Shiv Sena, Akali Dal and BJP would abstain but declined to name them.

In reply to a question whether the JMM MPs are on board, Moily said "as of now they are with the UPA."

On getting the support of Ajit Singh-led RLD, the senior Congress leader said, "Ajit Singh will take his own decision."