The move to bring in a no-confidence motion by some Opposition parties in the winter session of Parliament is aimed at tarnishing the image of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government. The motion would be, without any doubt, defeated, said G.K.Vasan, Union Minister for Shipping, on Sunday.

People have faith and confidence in the UPA Government, Mr.Vasan said, while speaking to reporters here. The UPA Government decided to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail sector only for the country’s development and growth. Moreover, the government has given an assurance that FDI would be allowed only in such a way that it did not affect domestic retailers. The Centre would also see to it that farmers were not affected.

Regarding the power shortage in Tamil Nadu, Mr.Vasan said the Union Government wanted to commission the Kudankulam Nucelar Power Plant last year itself but the ground situation did not permit that. Had it been done, the state would not have faced such a crisis. He denied that the Centre was according step-motherly treatment to Tamil Nadu in supply of electric power as alleged by some leaders. All States were given their due share of power, he said.