Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday stated that his party would not introduce any No Confidence motion against the United Progressive Alliance Government in the forthcoming Budget Session of Parliament.
Talking to media persons at MKM Garden in Somajiguda, Mr Venkaiah Naidu stated that the BJP would not introduce the No Trust vote against government as it has the required strength on the Floor of the House. However, he added that the BJP would introduce the motion only if some of the alliance partners part ways with the ruling combine.
The senior leader however warned that his party would not let the UPA government get away without facing embarrassing moments on 2G Spectrum scam, alleged irregularities in Commonwealth Games and Adarsh Housing scam in Maharashtra.
Mr Venkaiah Naidu said that it was a ‘shame’ that the UPA government had not responded to these scams despite the Supreme Court, Comptroller and Auditor General and Chief Vigilance Commissioner raising varying degree of doubts on the irregularities.
The BJP leader said that instead of responding positively to the demands of action against the guilty, the government was shielding them from the Law. He challenged the Centre to declare the action taken against all the accused in the scams.
Mr Venkaiah Naidu also targeted the Centre for the deal by ISRO giving S-band spectrum to a private agency without going in for competitive bidding.
He stated that the BJP would organize a massive rally against UPA Government corruption on February 17 at Gymkhana grounds in Hyderabad.
Mr Venkaiah Naidu said that the country has faced a huge embarrassment when External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had read the speech of the Portuguese Minister at a United Nations meeting. This, he said, was an insult to the country and Mr Krishna owed the nation an explanation.
The senior BJP leader also categorically stated that his party would extend wholehearted support if the Congress introduces the Telangana Bill in Parliament.
Reacting on the Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy statement that financial position of state was pathetic, he demanded that the government release a ‘White Paper’ on the state’s financial position before the Budget Session of the Assembly begins.
Reacting on the Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s plan to introduce a No Confidence motion against the N Kiran Kumar Reddy government, Mr Venkaiah Naidu wondered how it could be possible.
Describing TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao’s words as an attempt to gain ‘cheap publicity’, the senior BJP leader pointed out that the party has only 11 MLAs in the House.