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BJP to support Mamata's anti-govt motion

Posted on Oct 08, 11:47AM | IBNS

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will support a no-confidence motion against the Congress-led Central government expected to be moved by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, party President Nitin Gadkari has said.

"100 per cent. We will support her," Gadkari said, adding that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has no "moral authority" and has lost majority in the Parliament following the pullout of Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC).

Banerjee has threatened to move no-trust motion against the UPA government in Parliament after she withdrew from the ruling coalition over a string of long-awaited economic reforms that she says will adversely affect the general population.

Speaking to a national news channel, Gadkari also said that party will declare the name of its Prime Ministerial candidate following the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 even though he admitted that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was one of the frontrunners.

"Appropriate time...we will decide...after the Lok Sabha election...Let us wait for some time, after election what number of seats we will get on that basis we will decide, who will be the candidate," he said in response to a question.

Earlier in the interview Gadkari defended his party's "silence" over the allegations of scam against Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra "despite being aware of the issue that was raised 18 months ago by a newspaper."