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RLD to vote against UPA: Ajit Singh

In a severe blow to the UPA Govt, RLD president Ajit Singh announced that his party will vote against the government in the July 22 trial of strength in Lok Sabha.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2008 11:43 IST

After much dithering, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), which has three MPs, on Sunday decided to vote against the UPA Government in the July 22 trial of strength in Lok Sabha.

The decision was taken after consultations RLD chief Ajit Singh had with the party MPs who expressed reservation over supporting the Congress which had tied up with the Samajwadi Party to sail through the trust vote.

"RLD will vote against the government in the confidence motion," Singh told reporters after the meeting with party MPs.

"Congress is run by Amar Singh. We discussed the issue and our MPs are not in favour of supporting Congress because SP is with them," he said, adding, "besides this, we also discussed the performance of the Government in the last four years as also the nuclear deal".