Chandigarh, July 23: Leader of Opposition & President, Punjab Pradesh Congress Mrs. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, here today, termed the winning of confidence motion by UPA Government on Tuesday as defeat of opportunistic and communal forces which were out to derail the economy & progress of the country.
She said that the trust reposed by the majority of Members of Parliament in the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and the UPA Government led by UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi reflected the sentiments of general public of the country who were well aware of the energy needs and power security, whereas BJP and its allies including SAD had scant regard for this vital factor and had only one motive of destabilizing the Government which was acting in larger public interest. She claimed that the defeat of immoral & unholy alliance of BJP, Left and BSP which had got together to dislodge the UPA Government, had exposed their face and evil motives.
Mrs. Bhattal averred that when developed countries like France, USA, Canada, Germany etc. could obtain 75, 20, 16 and 25 percent power, respectively from Nuclear resources, then why India could not follow suit which was facing acute shortage of power. She expressed her thanks to the MPs, NRIs especially Punjabis and other well meaning sections of society, who had supported this Nuclear Agreement proposed by UPA Government enabling the country to use Nuclear Power for peaceful purposes.