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Thursday , November 22 , 2012
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Trinamul no-trust notice today

New Delhi, Nov. 21: Trinamul will give a notice to the Lok Sabha Speaker for moving a no-trust motion against the UPA government on the first day of the winter session tomorrow even though the party does not yet have the requisite support of at least 50 MPs.

“We will give the notice tomorrow morning,” Trinamul MP Saugata Roy said.

He said that according to the rules, one member could give the notice for moving a no-confidence motion. However, for the motion to be admitted and taken up for voting, the support of at least 50 MPs in the Lok Sabha is required.

Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Trinamul’s leader in the Lok Sabha, is likely to give the notice.

Asked whether the party had been assured the backing of 50 MPs since it only has 19 in the Lok Sabha, Trinamul leaders said they had appealed to all political parties for support and were confident of getting the adequate numbers.

“Who supports or not will be clear tomorrow. We have taken a stand and we will not retract from it,” a Trinamul MP said, adding that the move would “expose” many parties, particularly the Left, and show how they were “bailing out” the UPA government.

Trinamul MPs will stage a dharna on the Parliament premises tomorrow for not being allotted a room in the House.

MP Bandyopadhyay wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar requesting that Trinamul be allotted a separate space in the Opposition benches.