The no-confidence motions submitted by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress were not taken up in the Lok Sabha once again due to ruckus. The two Andhra parties had submitted three requests to move the no-confidence motion against the Modi government, protesting non-implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.
This was the third time that the motion was entertained due to the din in the House. The Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan could not take up the motions on last Friday or Monday as well.
YSR Congress' YV Subba Reddy has written to Lok Sabha Secretary General to, give notice to include no-confidence motion in the list of business for tomorrow.
As it Happened:
12:39 pm: YSRCP's YV Subba Reddy writes to Lok Sabha Secretary General, gives notice to include no-confidence motion in the list of business for tomorrow.
YSRCP's YV Subba Reddy writes to Lok Sabha Secretary General, gives notice to include no-confidence motion in the list of business for tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/ucxSyaE7Lq— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2018
12:15 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for another day amid ruckus
12:10 pm: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says cannot take up the matter of no-confidence motion unless there is order in the House.
TDP MPs protest in Parliament premises, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. MP Naramalli Sivaprasad joined the protest dressed up as a school boy, wearing shorts & carrying a notebook. #Delhi pic.twitter.com/irXDCaj9vG— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2018
Delhi: TRS MPs protest in Parliament premises, carrying placards saying 'One nation, One law', demanding an increase in the quota of reservation in Telangana. pic.twitter.com/7gdwcx8fsI— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2018
11:05 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon after chants of 'we want justice' echoed in the house, as soon as the proceedings began
10:36 am: I will speak to leaders of all parties to seek support for Andhra Pradesh and no-confidence motion. Three parties are trying to divert the issue, BJP, YSRCP and Jana Sena have a single point agenda to malign TDP: CM Chandrababu Naidu in teleconference with party members
#WATCH: MPs of opposition parties held a meeting in Parliament premises, they have decided to meet #RajyaSabha Chairperson to state that they want to run the House and govt should reach out to the opposition for the same. #Delhi pic.twitter.com/brTJKRGAOu— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2018
10:15 am: Today also we are going to give no-confidence motion notice in the Lok Sabha. We are going to continue protesting until our demands are met: Thota Narasimham, TDP MP
09:50 am: We request the Speaker to allow our no-confidence motion. As long as the Budget session continues we will press for discussion to take place on no-confidence motion. Ruckus has been happening in the House for past 15 days but the Finance Bill was passed: YV Subba Reddy, YSRCP MP
09:40 am: A former Lok Sabha secretary general said yesterday that din in the House should not be a hurdle in taking up a notice of no-confidence motion against the government. "It is a special motion and the Speaker merely informs the members of the notice. If the motion is in order (the documentation is as per rules), she can go ahead," Former Lok Sabha secretary general P D T Acharya told PTI. Once 50 members stand up in support of the motion, the Speaker only decides on the date and time when it will come up for debate, he said. He also noted that to give a notice of no-confidence motion was the right of a Lok Sabha member and this "right cannot be curtailed."
09:30 am: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu yesterday asked TDP MPs and senior leaders to impress upon other opposition parties the need to bring in the no-confidence motion against the Modi government.
09:00 am: The TDP MPs informed Chandrababu Naidu that only TRS and AIADMK members were in the well of Lok Sabha today while all others remained seated. “Other parties stood in support of our motion. Trinamool Congress, NCP, AAP, RJD and Communist parties extended support to us,” TDP Parliamentary Party leader Thota Narasimham said. Chandrababu remarked that the whole nation was watching how each party was behaving.