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BJP to raise in LS issue of desertion by its MPs

BJP to raise in LS issue of desertion by its MPs
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First Published: Tue, Jul 22 2008. 11 26 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Jul 22 2008. 11 26 AM IST
PTI
New Delhi: BJP said it will raise in Parliament the issue of their MPs being “lured” by the UPA in a “desperate attempt” to save the government in the confidence vote in Lok Sabha.
“We will register a complaint with Speaker against the attempt by the UPA to lure our parliamentarians in their desperate attempt to save the government. We have demanded that the Speaker should intervene and stop this mockery of the parliamentary system,” a senior party leader said here.
Two of the saffron party’s MPs-- one each from Gujrat and Uttar Pradesh-- have reportedly openly defied the party whip and have announced that they would vote for the government.
The complaint from the opposition bench comes in the wake of reports that an MP from Karnataka is also now set to desert the party and vote for the UPA.
According to party sources, BJP will raise the issue of some of its members deciding to vote with the UPA in the confidence motion alleging that the government was indulging in horse-trading and severe malpractices to lure their MPs.
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First Published: Tue, Jul 22 2008. 11 26 AM IST