in retail. She also said that there was nothing wrong in the Samajwadi Party and BSP in attending a dinner hosted by the Prime Minister ahead of the session. “It is a courtesy. There is nothing wrong. But I also appeal to the SP and BSP to support our motion,” she said describing the decision taken by her party in quitting the UPA government and bringing a no confidence motion against it as bold.
On BSP and SP which have a sizable number of MPs, she said “They may be (outside) allies. It does not mean they will accept when the interests of the common people are in peril because of the anti-people decisions of this government.” Banerjee who has earlier said that the ‘CBI stick’ was being used for political purposes to control political parties and state governments said “There is no use threatening us with CBI.” Seeking support of regional parties, Banerjee said “We have many regional friends and they also have a role.”
She said former UPA ally Babulal Marandi’s Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (P), which has two Lok Sabha MPs was with the TMC. “This government is against the ‘aam admi’. We will bring the no-confidence motion which will see which parties stand where so far as the anti-people decisions of this government is concerned,” Banerjee said, adding that it would require the support of 50 Lok Sabha members to get the motion admitted. Stating that she had heard that Left parties were planning to move a resolution on FDI in multi-brand retail, she said “I request my Leftist friends not to bring resolution if they are interested to safeguard the interest of the common people and want this government to go.”
“Let them support our motion. And, if necessary they themselves can bring a no-confidence motion which we will support. But there should not be any backdoor deal to save the government,” Banerjee said. Asked whether TMC has established contacts with other parties before deciding to bring no-confidence motion, she said “We are doing this through the local and national media.
Referring to the controversial land acquisition bill, she said