'Saviours' of the UPA exposed: Mamata

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 13:20 hrs

Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) 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, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the "saviours of the government" stood exposed.

She had earlier termed the Left the "saviours of corruption".

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 UPA government had not been rejected by the people.

Trinamool Congress chief and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee said her party moved the motion because of its commitment to the people of the country, knowing fully well that her party lacked the numbers to get it admitted.

"We thought other members who are so vociferous against FDI in retail and other sectors, and have opposed the anti−people decisions of the United Progressive Alliance 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," the Trinamool supremo said, explaining why the motion did not get admitted in the house.

Sudip Bandopadhyay of the Trinamool had earlier Thursday sought leave of the house to move the motion.

Speaker Meira Kumar asked members to stand if they supported the motion.

Other than the 19 Trinamool MPs, only four Biju Janata Dal (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 of parliament.

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