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BJP doesn't rule out bringing no-trust motion

BJP said it would insist on Prime Minister's resignation on the Quattrocchi and Bihar Assembly dissolution issues.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2006 15:42 IST

Threatening a "stormy" Budget Session of Parliament, BJP on Wednesday did not rule out bringing a no-confidence motion against the UPA Government.

The Opposition party said it would insist on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation on the Quattrocchi and Bihar Assembly dissolution issues.

"We have not ruled it out. When the time comes, the NDA will decide on what and when to do it", BJP leader VK Malhotra said after a luncheon meeting hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee for leaders of all political parties in Parliament.

Malhotra was responding to a question on the Samajwadi Party's threat to bring a no-confidence motion.

"You can't have a no-confidence motion with 30 or five people. The Left, which has been outwardly opposing the Government on various issues, should support it instead of betraying the people", he said.

Samajwadi Party had earlier threatened to bring a no-confidence motion against the Government on the Iran nuclear issue and the TDP had supported it.

The BJP had on Tuesday endorsed the Government's vote against Iran at the IAEA meeting while the Left parties have also ruled out supporting any no-trust vote.

Malhotra said the Opposition NDA would "aggressively and effectively" raise issues, including the headcount of Muslims in the Army, price rise, FDI in retail, wheat imports, farmers' suicide and petroleum price hike.

"We will demand the Prime Minister's resignation on the Quattrocchi issue and the Supreme Court verdict terming the Bihar Assembly dissolution as unconstitutional", he said, adding the party has given notices on 80 issues under various rules.