Will vote against UPA in Parl: Jaya
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said her party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will vote against the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in case a no-trust motion is moved against it during the upcoming Winter Session of the Parliament.
"My party will support any motion against the UPA government on the issue of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in the retail sector," Jayalalithaa told reporters.
"No one has approached us so far. If a request comes from any quarter we will take a call," the AIADMK supremo said.
Meanwhile, India's main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the same day said it will state its plans on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's proposal to move a no-trust motion against the UPA government after a meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies later in the day.
Top BJP leaders met at party patriarch LK Advani's residence earlier in the day to finalise the party's strategy to corner the government for the Winter Session of Parliament that begins on Nov 22.
The party also discussed Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo's proposal to move a no-trust motion against the Congress-led UPA government.
"Party has formed an opinion. However, we still have to discuss it with the NDA allies," BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters.
"We are meeting with our NDA allies this evening after which we will convey our decision to you," he said.
On Monday, the BJP welcomed Mamata's plan to bring a no-confidence motion against the UPA government during the Winter Session of the Parliament.
Senior BJP leader Balbir Punj told media: "We have all options open. We will coordinate with every political party, which is ready to resist the anti-people policies of this government."
"We will definitely coordinate with Mamata Banerjee and we welcome her initiative," he said.
Mamata has approached the BJP to support her no-confidence motion.
Mamata has 19 MPs and she needs 50 to introduce the motion in the Lok Sabha.