A day after CPI-M rejected her party's proposal to bring a no-confidence motion against UPA government, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today stuck to her gun and said she has no hesitation to support a left-sponsored no-trust move to bring down the government.
"If necessary, I am even prepared to go to CPI-M state party headquarters at Alimuddin street here and talk to its secretary Biman Bose on the issue," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.
"My appeal to the CPI-M is not to do anything to bail out this minority government which is steeped in corruption and which has taken many anti-people decisions," she said.
She further said, "If they have reservation about our party sponsoring the motion, let the CPI-M bring it, we will support, provided there is assurance that they will not withdraw it midway striking a deal with Congress. If the issue is same, there is no objection to support their motion".
To a question on BJP vis-a-vis the proposed no-trust motion of her party, she said, "Let them decide. They have to take a stand."
Apparently hitting out at the Congress and the CPI-M for floating "BJP fear psychosis", she said,
"BJP is a political party whose ideology we do not support. Every party has his own ideology. We have our ideology but this is not a religious issue. This is an issue which involves saving the country.
Referring to formation of V P Singh government and Jyoti Basu sharing platform with Atal Behari Vajpayee in the eighties, she slammed the CPI-M stand and said that there were numerous instances when CPI-M, which was now raising the BJP bogey, had sided with that party in the formation of a government as also sharing platform.
She said that the BJP and the CPI-M also had joined hands in Parliament on the issue of Lokpal bill. This trick of CPI-M is an old game to bail out the Congress-led government and it would get exposed.
"It is no use playing the BJP card at a time when this government is mired in corruption and loot".
She once again expressed her readiness to talk to the BJP saying, "If anyone wants to talk, they can talk."
Taking the name of CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta who had earlier expressed support to any no-trust motion and said his party's responsibility is not to bail out the UPA government.
"If Gurudasda's party brings a no-trust motion, we are ready to support," she said.
Emphasising that the "UPA government is corrupt and following anti-people policies", she said, the people are watching those who will bail out this government.
In a Facebook post, Banerjee said "Yesterday, I spoke to Gurudas Dasgupta, the CPI leader, because I have come to know through media that they had agreed to support the no-confidence motion against the UPA government..."
"I have also learnt about the statement of the CPI(M) party that they are not going to support the motion because it is being moved by Trinamool Congress. CPI, being a part of the Left Front, I requested Shri Dasgupta to take up this matter with the
"If they (CPI-M) have any problem to support the no-confidence motion moved by the Trinamool Congress, they may move such motion themselves. But I want to be assured that the no-confidence Motion is tabled for voting," she said.
She said the nation was passing through a very "critical and crucial" time.
"Sometimes, such situation deserves strong will and strong decision. The minority government at the Centre is not following democratic norms and is taking a series of anti-people decisions like FDI in retail, pension and insurance sectors, cap on subsidized LPG cylinders, hike in diesel and fertilizer prices, etc."
She said prices of essential commodities were rising 'unabatedly' and the "voice of protest" was being silenced and "CBI being misused".
"Every time, Congress with their friends develops a fine artistry in distancing itself from certain political parties," Banerjee said.
"The present situation also demands a strong stand that the present ‘UPA government must go’. Some political parties are acting as saviour of corrupt government. They should take the cause of the common people and oppose the UPA government, because people of this country want to see who the saviours of this ‘vrastachari