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Nov 20, 2012 at 09:24pm IST

NDA calls for debate and voting on FDI in Parliament, to decide on no-confidence motion later

New Delhi: The NDA on Tuesday said that it will move a voting motion in Parliament against FDI in retail and will also explore the possibility of a no-trust motion later. BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said the NDA believes that the UPA II government has no right to continue. "NDA will consult all political parties on bringing no-trust motion," said Prasad.

The leaders of the alliance led by the BJP met earlier on Tuesday evening at LK Advani's residence.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the AIADMK met on Tuesday to decide on their strategy over the no-confidence motion being sought by Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee in Parliament against the government over price rise and FDI in multi-brand retail.

The winter session of Parliament begins on Thursday and with just two days to go, battlelines are being drawn against the embattled Congress-led coalition government. While Mamata is leading the charge, she may not have the numbers to topple the government. The CPM on Monday rejected reports that it would support the trust vote.

Other regional parties like the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party would support the vote and precipitate the crisis only if they are sure that the government is going down. The government, however, is confident that it has the numbers.

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