TMC to support no-confidence motion against BJP in interest of opposition unity: Mamata

Vastavam web: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) was supporting the no-confidence motion against the BJP government at the Centre in the greater interest of the opposition unity. The party has issued a a whip to its Lok Sabha MPs asking them to be present in the House on July 20 when the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion would be taken up for discussion. The people of the country will also express their no-confidence on the Narendra Modi government after a few months, Mamata told.

The TMC supremo siad, “They (BJP) have the numbers in the House but do not have it outside.” Earlier, TMC chief national spokesperson Derek O’Brien told that the party issued the whip to its Lok Sabha members asking them to be present in the House on July 20. Stating that the whip was issued to all 34 party MPs in the Lok Sabha, he said, “They (the MPs) will participate in the discussion and voting in the Lok Sabha and return to Kolkata,” he said. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today announced that the House will take up discussion and voting on the no-confidence motion on July 20.