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West Bengal government survives no-trust vote amid uproar

Published : Dec 10, 2016, 3:54 am IST
Updated : Dec 10, 2016, 4:45 am IST

They brought this motion with some baseless and cashless allegations, says Mamata Banerjee.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: PTI)
 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: Tearing into the Congress and Left Front MLAs for jointly bringing a no-confidence motion against her government in the Assembly chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that their move was the result of their lack of confidence among themselves due to the ‘fear’ of veteran Sabang MLA Manas Bhuniya who switched from the Congress to the Trinamul Congress and was recently spared of being chargesheeted in a case of murder Trinamul worker: Joydeb Jana.

During the noisy debate on the no-confidence motion which however lost to a thumping majority of support from the Trinamul in the House, Ms Banerjee said, “They brought this motion with some baseless and cashless allegations. They have lost confidence in their own parties as their alliance turned out to be a mess and failed in the elections. I believe that this motion was moved due to the fear of Dr Bhuniya. But his involvement in the case could not be found during the investigation. So what can we do then?”

Training guns on leader of the Opposition Abdul Mannan, the chief minister told him, “You had earlier told me to spare Dr Bhunia from the case if his role could not established. That is what has been done to him.” Countering the Opposition members’ allegations that the ruling party has been luring their members for switch-over Ms Banerjee asked them, “Can you tell who has lured and whom? Those who are blaming us unnecessarily themselves contacted us.”

Describing the no-confidence motion as ‘unparliamentary’ she added, “The Congress and the CPI(M) have no right to dishonour this House on the pretext of bringing an adjournment motion. I have a strong faith in my government, the council of ministers and the people of this state.”

The CM pointed out that the Trinamul did not bring any no-confidence motion against the Modi government in the parliament as the BJP has the majority in the House.

Dr Mannan, however, pointed out that the Trinamul, when it was in the Opposition in 2006, had brought a no-confidence motion against the Left Front.

Bantering them Dr Mannan then claimed, “It seems that the purpose of bringing this motion has been successful as the government does not know how to react to my points. Unless the ruling party’s members would not have disrupted my speech so frequently. So the decision of bringing this motion was right.”

Tags: mamata banerjee, no-confidence motion, modi government
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]