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Talking to newspersons after an hour-long meeting with the MDMK leader in the central prison here, Mr. Ganesan said he and Mr. Vaiko had a discussion on the no-confidence motion and the arrangements being made by the NDA convener, George Fernandes, to enable Mr. Vaiko to participate in the debate on the motion and the voting on Tuesday. "At the end of the meeting, we have taken a decision," he said, but refused to divulge it.
To a query, he said Mr. Vaiko, who was a "koondu kili" (caged parrot), could not be expected to fly to Delhi and vote on the motion.
Mr. Ganesan, however, said the MDMK leader would go to Delhi and do his duty in the Lok Sabha if a situation arose wherein the fate of the NDA Government, of which the MDMK was a partner, would be decided by just one vote. But such a situation had not arisen, he said. Mr. Ganesan replied in the affirmative when asked whether his statement implied that Mr. Vaiko was not going to Delhi now.
Asked whether the MDMK would oppose the motion, Mr. Ganesan said the party being a partner in the NDA, could not keep quiet when the alliance Government was ``in danger.''
The MDMK was taking the same line as that of the DMK on the issue of the no-confidence motion, and all other three MPs of the party would be present in Parliament and vote against the motion, he said.
Mr. Ganesan said the MDMK would participate in the Statewide agitation planned by the Opposition for August 22, condemning the filing of cases by the AIADMK Government under the Tamil Nadu Essential Services Maintenance Act against four political leaders on charges that they incited the government employees to go on strike.
The four MDMK headquarters functionaries held discussions and decided that they, along with, Tirupur Duraisamy, labour wing secretary of the party, would tour all districts from September 2 to 6 and participate in workers' meetings in preparation for the organisation polls.
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