Decision to seek trust vote gets CWC nod
A crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee, called to discuss the current political situation in the aftermath of Left withdrawing support to the UPA government, on Friday endorsed the decision of the government to seek a trust vote.
"The CWC supported the decision taken by the government to seek a trust vote. It also expressed confidence and determination to win the vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha," Congress media department chief and CWC member M Veerappa Moily told reporters after the meeting.
The two-hour long meeting at the residence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath began at 5.15 pm. Moily said 32 members and permanent members took part in the meeting and of these, 12 members and invitees, including party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, participated in the deliberations.
Moily said the Congress President, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee briefed the members about the withdrawal of support by the Left to the UPA government.
Asked whether there were differences of opinion amongst the members on the nuclear deal and the tackling of the political situation and anyone was opposed to it, Moily said all CWC members spoke in one voice.
"All CWC members spoke in one voice and supported the stand taken by the Prime Minister and the party president," said Moily.