No confidence motion ends myth NDA govt is unshakable: Shiv Sena

No confidence motion ends myth NDA govt is unshakable: Shiv Sena

No confidence motion ends myth NDA govt is unshakable: Shiv Sena

Following Telugu Desam Party's decision to withdraw support from the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance coalition on March 16, the TDP is set to move a no-confidence motion against the central government on Monday, 19 March. At least 50 members should back the motion for it to be admitted. YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy has written to leaders of various parties seeking their support for the motion.

As the uproar continued, Mahajan said she was duty-bound to take up the notices for no-confidence motion but could not do so as the House was not in order.

It is a crucial day for the BJP-led NDA government in Parliament today as the YSR Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will push for acceptance of their notices for no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government.

"I am very much pained that the Upper House has not been able to transact its business for the last two weeks. However, the promises made to Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu were not fulfilled", it said.

"The party will take a decision on the issue and we can not comment on that now", the AIADMK leader told IANS, preferring anonymity.

Although the BJP has the numbers in the Lok Sabha, it remains to be seen how the NDA allies, especially the Shiv Sena would behave. "Then, what objection the Centre has to give special status to the state", Naidu said while addressing the party MPs, MLAs, and senior leaders through teleconferencing this morning. A joint parliamentary committee formed to investigate the issue submitted its report to the Lok Sabha on 15 December 2008, after finding no evidence for bribery. The BJP has 273 - more than the half-way mark of 270.

They include a sulking Shiv Sena (18), which has still not said which way it will vote in a no-cofidence motion by the TDP.

Meanwhile, TDP MPs protested in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament, demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh. "Even in the last budget justice was not done", he added. Both the parties are agitating over Centre's denial to grant special status to Andhra Pradesh to compensate its losses from the bifurcation of the state in 2014.

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