Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

YSR Congress prepare to move no trust motion in Lok Sabha

YSR Congress prepare to move no trust motion in Lok Sabha

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) exited from the Narendra Modi government and moved a No-Confidence motion against it in the Lok Sabha on Friday, but his party BJP said it has the numbers to easily defeat the move.

"We will explain to the people of Andhra Pradesh the things that we have done for them in last four years and things we will do". The TDP said the decision was because of the injustice meted out to the state by not honouring the promise of granting Special Category Status, as mentioned in the AP Reorganization Act.

On Friday, the TDP came out of the NDA coalition, breaking its long-time alliance with the BJP.

Meanwhile, another party of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress, a breakaway group of Congress party, has submitted a notice for moving a no-confidence motion against the Modi government for its refusal to accord special category status to the state.

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The Railways Minister even boasted about the favours done by the Centre to Andhra Pradesh on social media stating that "the transformation across Andhra Pradesh is for everyone to see".

"Currently, the image of the BJP in the state is completely negative. This decision was taken unanimously", Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu said.

Members of the Samajwadi Party, which wrested two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh from ruling BJP, were wearing their red-coloured party caps.

The Congress and the AIADMK didn't make it clear whether they would support the motion.

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Pushed to the wall as it were, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu chose to pull out his TDP ministers from Modi's Council of Ministers protesting against the injustice done to the state in the wake of the bifurcation of AP in 2014. The TDP left the NDA and thus became cynosure of national politics. This is the last budget of the Union Government to this Lok Sabha.

Once a no-confidence motion is moved in the Lok Sabha, support of at least 50 members is needed to admit the motion, which is then followed by voting. We expected that before the passage of the Finance Bill, necessary modifications will be made to do justice to the people of AP.

He also accused the BJP of resorting to using Jagan Mohan Reddy and Pawan Kalyan against TDP. The AIADMK could support the NDA if the Modi Government were to concede its demand to set up a Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

The TDP has the largest number of MPs from the South in the NDA with 16 in the Lok Sabha and six in the Rajya Sabha.

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A senior party leader said saffron cadres have on numerous occasions complained that the Andhra government was "renaming" many Central government schemes as state government schemes.

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