'Saviours' of the UPA exposed: Mamata
Ridiculed by the Left after her party's bid to table a no-confidence motion against the union government fell flat in the Lok Sabha, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee yesterday said the "saviours of the government" stood exposed.
In a post on social networking site Facebook, Banerjee claimed that although the no-confidence motion was rejected on the floor of the house because it did not muster the support of the requisite number of members, the “No Trust” against the government had not been rejected by the people.
“We thought other members who are so vociferous against FDI in retail and other sectors, and have opposed the anti-people decisions of the UPA government, would join the ‘No-Trust’ move against the government,” Banerjee said.
“Unfortunately, they did not come forward for the cause of the people, citing various excuses,” she lamented. Speaker Meira Kumar asked members to stand if they supported the motion. Other than the 19 TMC MPs, only four BJD MPs stood in support. A no-confidence motion needs the support of at least 50 members to be admitted and moved in the lower house.