Chennai, Nov 20 : The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, which has 14 MPs, has decided to adopt a wait and watch approach towards the proposed no-confidence motion to be moved by the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) against the Congress-led UPA in Parliament.
Talking to reporters after holding a nearly hour-long discussions with Party MPs -- nine in the Lok Sabha and five in the Rajya Sabha -- AIADMK Supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said her party would take a decision based on the number of MPs who would support the move. Ms Jayalalithaa said so far no party had sought the AIADMK's support for the proposed motion to be moved by Ms Mamta Banerjee's AITMC on the opening day of the Winter Session of Parliament on November 22.
Stating any no-confidence motion should be successful, the AIADMK Supremo said her party would take a decision based on the number of MPs who would support the motion.Ms Jayalalithaa reiterated her government would not allow FDI in retail trade in the state. "The Tamil Nadu Government had already decided that it will not allow FDI in retail trade.
There is no change in this stand,' she said. However, Ms Jayalalithaa said in the event of a resolution being moved in Parliament opposing FDI in multi-brand retail under a rule that entails voting, the AIADMK would vote in favour of it. To a question, she said the AIADMK was ready to face the General Elections anytime.
On the Congress planning to project Mr Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial candidate, she said the party had the freedom to nominate or project anyone as the PM candidate. "It is a high drama by the Congress-led UPA,' the AIADMK Supremo quipped when asked about the recent re-auctioning of 2G spectrum.
Nov 20, 2012
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