NEW DELHI, Nov 20 – The NDA today decided to bring a motion that entails voting against the decision on FDI in retail but kept open its options on a no-confidence motion in an apparent bid to not antagonise the Trinamool Congress, reports PTI.
“NDA will move a resolution under voting provisions seeking disapproval of the government’s decision (to permit FDI in multi-brand retail) and urging the government to withdraw the decision,” said a statement of the BJP-led opposition grouping after a 90-minute meeting.
The NDA, which met under the chairmanship of L K Advani to finalise its strategy in the Winter Session of Parliament beginning Thursday, appealed to all the political parties which extended support to the nation-wide bandh against the government’s FDI decision to support the motion.
Against the backdrop of former Congress ally, TMC’s plans, the NDA decided to consult all political parties to bring a no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha against the government.
“This government has failed on all the fronts and the time has come for it go. The NDA would consult all political parties to explore the possibility of a no-confidence motion against the government,” the statement read out by BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The NDA said the government has violated its “solemn assurance” given in Parliament on December 7, 2011 that it will keep in abeyance the decision on FDI till a consensus is arrived at in consultation with all poolitical parties and states.