Indian gov't wins trust vote in parliament
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India's United Progressive Alliance gov't won trust vote by 275 votes to 256 in the parliament.
The trust vote had been necessitated over differences on the India-U.S. nuclear deal.
PM Manmohan Singh asserted Monday that he was confident of winning the trust vote.

    NEW DELHI, July 22 (Xinhua) -- India's United Progressive Alliance government won the trust vote by 275 votes to 256 in the parliament, parliament speaker Somnath Chatterjee declared Tuesday.

    A session of the parliament began here Monday, which is widely considered to be crucial for the fate of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's alliance government.

India's United Progressive Alliance government won the trust vote by 275 votes to 256 in the parliament, parliament speaker Somnath Chatterjee declared Tuesday.

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gestures to photographers upon his arrival at the Indian parliament in New Delhi July 22, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    The trust vote, which took place Tuesday at the end of the two-day debate, had been necessitated by the withdrawal of support from the Congress-led UPA government by the Left parties over differences on the India-U.S. nuclear deal.

    The Left parties withdrew support on July 8 after the UPA government made it clear that it was going ahead with the deal. After the Left's withdrawal, the UPA government was reduced to a minority in the parliament.

India's United Progressive Alliance government won the trust vote by 275 votes to 256 in the parliament, parliament speaker Somnath Chatterjee declared Tuesday.

Journalists wait outside the parliamentary building in New Delhi, capital of India, July 22, 2008. India's United Progressive Alliance government won the trust vote in the parliament, parliament speaker Somnath Chatterjee declared Tuesday evening. (Xinhua Photo)
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    Out of the 541 voting members, the UPA government had to get support from at least 271 parliament members to survive the vote.

    Facing the biggest political crisis in over four years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asserted Monday that he was confident of winning the trust vote, irrespective of the chaos that existed inside the parliament during the debate.

India's United Progressive Alliance government won the trust vote by 275 votes to 256 in the parliament, parliament speaker Somnath Chatterjee declared Tuesday.

A policeman stands guard outside the parliamentary building in New Delhi, capital of India, July 22, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)
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U.S. prompts India on bilateral civil nuclear agreement

    WASHINGTON, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The United States prompted India to prove the U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation deal, saying time is running out before Congress has time to ratify the pact.

    "If their legislature lets it move forward then we can do the same here and then we'll be able to get this wrapped up," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters. Full story

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