The Chandrababu Naidu led Telugu Desam Party has officially announced its decision to bring in a no-confidence motion against the ruling NDA government.
As per a document accessed by MyNation, TDP MP Srinivas Kesineni has written a letter to Lok Sabha’s Secretary General, wherein he gave a notice to no-confidence motion under the rule 198(1) of “Rule of Procedures and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha:
As seen in the above copy, the MP has requested the secretary-general to include the no-confidence motion under the revised list of businesses for 18 July.
A DNA report has claimed that Chandrababu Naidu has written to various opposition parties to seek the support for his no-confidence motion. The motivation for the motion is said to be what TDP considers as an injustice meted out to Andhra Pradesh for non-deliverance of the promised special status to the state. Incidentally the same reason was also cited by the TDP when it withdrew from the NDA in March.
The DNA report also claimed that a no-confidence motion against the Modi government would be brought in by opposition parties on 18 July – which will mark the start of Parliament’s monsoon session. The session would go on till 10 August and would see 46 bills being taken up for discussion.
With regards to the TDP’s motion, as claimed by a News Minute report, a TDP delegation has been meeting various parties including BJP and Congress allies but has only managed to generate a lukewarm response. Some of the parties which are supposed to have supported the no-confidence motion include the Telugu Rashtra Samithi (TRS), DMK, CPM and NCP.
It is interesting to note that the TDP has chosen to go down the no-confidence motion path. Just after its withdrawal of support from the NDA, it had brought in another such motion which was not taken up by the Lok Sabha.