Mamata Banerjee to bring no-confidence motion against UPA

Trinamool Congress chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Saturday that her party will bring a no confidence motion against the UPA govt in the winter session of Parliament. "Our party's parliamentary leader in Parliament Sudip Bandyopadhay will move the no-confidence on the first day of the winter session," Banerjee told a press conference in Kolkata on Saturday after a meeting with party MPs. Stating that instead of moving notices under Rule 184, which entails voting or 193 which does not, she said “we have decided to bring the no-confidence motion to seek the ouster of the government and formation of a new government through fresh election.” "I request other political parties support our motion," she said.
Asked whether TMC would seek the support of former ally BJP, Banerjee said, "If anybody wants to talk to us we are ready. Political parties can talk to political parties. No religious issue is involved in it. This is not a religious issue or alliance issue." "This is an issue which involves corruption. Minority and majority we are all together because this is the issue which we have to combat. When Congress talks to BJP, then it is touchable. But when other political parties want to talk to BJP on political grounds it is untouchable," she said. "This government which is mired in corruption of thousands of crores of rupees and sold out the country and has taken anti-people decisions one after another arbitrarily like FDI in multi-brand retail, FDI in pension and imposed a cap on subsidised LPG cylinders, must go," Banerjee, whose party has 19 MPS in the Lok Sabha, said.