Lok Sabha Speaker accepts No-Confidence motion against NDA government
No-Confidence motion : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion against NDA government moved by TDP’s Parliment Member Kesineni Nani.
Speaker also notified that the discussion on no-confidence motion will talk place on Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Calling for extensive discussion in Parliment’s Monsoon session, PM Modi told reporters just before the beginning of the session that, “Any party wants to raise any issue, this government was ready for debate”
But on the first day of Monsoon session, Lok Sabha Proceedings members from TDP and SP trooped into the Well as they sought to raise various issues. And During the Question hour, members from opposition parties, including the Congress wanted to raise various issues, creating a din.
TDP members trooped into the Well with placards and shouted slogans saying, “We want Justice” demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh State.
Finally, in the Zero hour, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan named all opposition members who had moved similar no-confidence motions and said TDP’s Kesineni Srinivas would move his motion as his name had come first in the sequence.
Kesineni Nani introduced No Confidence motion in Lok Sabha against BJP. Opposition members supported the debate on the resolution. The Speaker accepted the no-confidence motion as more than 50 members supported the resolution. The date on discussion was finalized at the BAC meeting.
On the other hand, Congress, CPI (M), CPI, TMC, NCP, MIM, RJD, RSP, Samajwadi Party and AAP have expressed their support for the no-confidence motion. The TRS and BJD have not announced their support.
Parliamentary affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the government was ready to face the no-confidence motion and win it as it enjoyed a two-thirds majority in the House.
In a House of 535 members, the ruling National Democratic Alliance has 313 members in the Lok Sabha, including 274 (including the Speaker) of BJP, 18 of Shiv Sena, 6 LJP and 4SAD. The stated strength of the Opposition is 222, including 63 of the Congress-led UPA, 37 of AIADMK, 34 of TMC, 20 BJD, 16 TDP and 11 TRS.
The TDP members earlier moved a no-confidence motion during the Budget Session of Parliament. It was rejected by the Speaker on the grounds that the House was not in order as there were continuous protests in the Well by different political parties on various issues.