VP election: Opposition candidate Margaret Alva ‘disenchanted’ at TMC abstaining from voting

Opposition candidate for the August 6 vice presidential election Margaret Alva on Friday termed the Trinamool Congress’s resolution to abstain from voting as disappointing and mentioned it was not the time to “discuss what”.

“TMC’s resolution to abstain from voting within the VP election is disappointing. This isn’t the time for ‘Kya Baat’, conceitedness or anger. It is a time for braveness, management and unity. I’m certain @MamataOfficial, who’s the epitome of braveness, will stand by the opposition,” Alva tweeted.

The Trinamool Congress on Thursday mentioned its MPs in each homes of Parliament would abstain from voting to elect the following Vice President of India.

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The choice was taken at a gathering chaired by occasion supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday afternoon, which was attended by 33 of the 35 Trinamool MPs.

Every member was given a chance to current his views earlier than the Chief Minister. Thereafter, 85 per cent of the MPs current within the assembly expressed their opinion in favor of abstaining from voting within the vice-presidential election,” Trinamool nationwide common secretary Abhishek Banerjee advised media individuals after the assembly.

He mentioned that whereas the query of supporting NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar doesn’t come up, Trinamool has robust objection to opposition events saying Margaret Alva’s candidature with out consulting the Trinamool management or Mamata Banerjee.

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