Ten Opposition MPs to Support 20th Amendment?

By W.K. Prasad Manju

Ten Opposition Parliamentarians have expressed willingness to support the proposed draft of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, a top Cabinet Minister said.

The group had affirmed that they were ready to back the Government in two ways, the Minister added. 

He averred that some of the Opposition MPs would cross over to Government ranks when the vote will be taken.

The Minister noted that a sizeable lot from the Opposition would still continue to back the Government with regard to democratic and progressive Bills that are tabled, while remaining in the Opposition benches in Parliament.

He remarked that talks which are presently proceeding with Opposition MPs in this connection have been positive.

He pointed out that in order to carry out expeditious development work in the country, the support of the Opposition would be most welcome and insisted that a sizeable number of MPs from the Opposition had already expressed their willingness towards this.

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