No-Confidence Motion LIVE updates: The prospect of Narendra Modi government facing its first no-trust motion in Parliament was avoided today as Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day. After breaking away from National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was to take up its no confidence motion notice in Parliament. The no-confidence notice was given last week.
Two of TDP union ministers have already resigned from the Modi cabinet as the Andhra Pradesh CM N.Chandrababu Naidu led party has stepped up its protest against centre over Special Category status for Andhra Pradesh. Opposition parties such as Congress, Trinamool Congress, NCP, MIM, Aam Admi Party and others have supported TDP’s no-confidence motion notice.
Meanwhile, Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress was the first party to submit the no-confidence motion notice against the BJP-led NDA government. The notices were submitted to Lok Sabha secretariat. The second phase of Budget session has already a complete washout due to Opposition protests over issues like Nirav Modi-Punjab National Bank (PNB) case and Andhra Pradesh Special Status row.
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12:12 PM: Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned for the day. Both the lower and upper houses will meet tomorrow.
12:00 PM: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that he BJP leadership that criminalization of triple talaq was not correct. Naidu asserted that he was the first to oppose it.
11:55 PM: AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu said that TDP thought that BJP will do justice to the state but nothing happened. “We waited for four years, but of no use. Even in the last budget justice was not done,” Naidu said.
11:52 AM: Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party Chief and Uttar Pradesh Minister OP Rajbhar has cautioned BJP top brass that if he doesn’t get to speak to BJP President Amit Shah, he would boycott the voting for Rajya Sabha elections
11:15 AM: Lok Sabha has been adjourned after ruckus hit the lower house in Parliament. TDP and AIADMK MPs started protesting in the upper House even as the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till tomorrow. As of now trust motion could not be taken up in Lok Sabha.
11:12 AM: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said that the government is ready to face no-confidence motion as BJP have support in the House and is confident .
11:05 AM: TDP MPs have protested in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament over special category status to Andhra Pradesh. Notably, Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury also joined the protest during budget 2018 session.
11:00 AM: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has said that it has not taken any decision on party’s stand on no confidence motion. AIADMK MPs were protesting in Parliament premises over the Cauvery issue (formation of Cauvery management board)
10:10 AM: TDP MP RM Naidu said the party MPs will gather move no-confidence motion and has gathered support from all parties in Parliament. He said that Opposition parties should come out and support TDP in Parliament. He also sadi that the party is gathering as much support as possible for a debate and not to make the government fall.
10:05 AM: N.Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has issued whip to its Member of Parliaments. Th party has directed them to attend parliament till the end of the Budget 2018 session.
10:00 AM: YSR Congress K Parthsarathi said that his party will continue to move no-confidence motion as long as the debate is taking place and facts are brought to the notice of the nation, and also to pressurize the Centre to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
9:55 AM: YSRCP MP VS Reddy said even after four years of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the party was made to fight for the special category status. Attacking Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the MP alleged that Naidu colluded with BJP. Reddy also called Naidu a “chameleon”
9:00 AM: DMK chief Stalin has written a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy in this regard. In the letter, he said that “This is the most appropriate time and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy needs to take a bold decision keeping in mind the interests of the people over Cauvery water management board.”
8:52 AM: TDP has recieved a big boost after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president MK Stalin had asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to back the no-confidence notice.
8:48 AM: The TDP had written for moving a motion on ‘No-Confidence in the Council of Ministers’ in the House to the Lok Sabha Secretary-General.
8:35 AM: It has been learnt that a no-confidence motion notice needs support of at least 50 MPs in Lok Sabha. While TDP has 16 MPs but the central government has exuded confidence that they will be able to pass the crucial test.
8:30 AM: At present, Lok Sabha has 539 MPs. Among 539 MPs, BJP has 274 members in Lok Sabha which is more than the majority mark of 270. BJP also has support of several allies like Shiv Sena and SAD.