TMC will bring no-confidence motion when it is sure of bringing down UPA
The Trinamool Congress will move a no-confidence motion against the Congress-led UPA-II only when it "will be sure" that such a move will "lead to the fall of the government".
A day after Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee gave a call for bringing a no-confidence motion against the UPA II, the party is planning to reach out to like-minded parties in a "cautious way" to put the Manmohan Singh government in "deep trouble".
"We will bring the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha only when we will be sure that such a motion will put the government in trouble. To make it sure, we have to move cautiously. Right now, we are not disclosing the names of the parties whom we will be consulting," said Trinamool MP Saugata Roy.
Party insiders say the party would speak to both UPA II allies as well as the opposition parties except the Left Front to get them by their side before bringing the motion in Parliament.
However, the party has not yet decided when it would approach President Pranab Mukherjee with an appeal to oust the "minority government" at the Centre.
"It is too early to comment on when and how we will bring the no-confidence motion because a lot of development will take place in the days ahead," said Roy.
Trinamool leaders say since more than one anda half months is left before the next session of Parliament, the party would move cautiously to "see that the no-confidence motion gets support of all the anti-UPA parties and parties supporting the government from both inside and outside".
"We have just 19 members in Lok Sabha. It is clear that we do not have the numbers to topple the government. We need many more parties. If we bring a no-confidence motion without taking other non-Congress, non-BJP parties into confidence, the government will survive and people will ridicule our move. We do not want to repeat the mistake, which the Left Front had committed during the tenure of UPA I," a Trinamool MP said.
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