Another day of Parliament was washed out amid loud protests by Opposition parties for several demands, even as the Lok Sabha failed to take up no-confidence motions against Modi government. Telugu Desam Party (TDP), YSR Congress, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Congress had given separate notices of no-confidence against the BJP-led central government in the Lok Sabha.
TDP and YSR Congress had moved the first notice of no-confidence two weeks ago over the denial of special category status to Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation from Telangana. Congress, which filed its first request for the motion on Friday, attributed the anger of political parties towards BJP to Modi government's 'mal-governance'.
"This government in a short while has started a climate of fear of oppression, of misgovernance, of threat, of vendetta and you are finding a natural conversion, it is not that anybody is making much of an effort," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters on Monday.
According to the Left MPs, their notice is part of an opposition strategy to step up pressure on the NDA government in the Lok Sabha.
Highlights fo the day:
12:15 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for another day amid ruckus
11:02 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till noon following loud slogans of 'we want justice' raised in the House as soon as proceedings began
10:40 am: Despite a large number of Opposition parties uniting against the government on the issue, the no-confidence motion is not a threat to BJP as the party enjoys an absolute majority in the House and can win a trust vote without allies.
10:30 am: Parliament will resume its sitting today after a three-day recess amid indications that the logjam may continue.
10:20 am: The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha are due to adjourn sine die on April 5.
10:10 am: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has so far said she cannot take up notices for the no-confidence motion against the government as the "House was not in order" amid protests by members of different parties on various issues.