Censure debate on Nov 25-26
- Published: 30/10/2012 at 11:54 AM
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Government and opposition whips have agreed that the no-confidence debate will take place on Nov 25 and 26, with the voting on Nov 27, opposition chief whip Jurin Luksanavisit said on Tuesday.
If the debate spills over into Nov 27, then the vote will be on Nov 28, he said.
Mr Jurin said the Democrat Party will submit its motion of no-confidence in the government to the House speaker on Nov 9 and that MPs of the Bhumjaithai Party will also sign their names in support of it.
The opposition chief whip said the recent cabinet reshuffle was a preparation for the coming grilling, not just to improve the government's efficiency.
Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom was not removed because Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wants him to answer questions on the rice pledging scheme on her behalf. In fact Mr Boonsong should have been replaced in the first place for his incompetence, he said.
Suphachai Chaisamut, deputy secretary-general of Bhumjaithai, said on Tuesday that his party would have a discussion on whether all members would sign in support of the censure motion.
At the moment, 27 of the 34 Bhumjaithai MPs had confirmed their support the censure motion, he added.
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