"The TDP wants to bring in the no-confidence motion for its personal political reasons and not for any "nationalist" reason", the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece "Saamana". Together, they have 23 members in total, less than half the numbers required.
Mamta Banerjee has also extended support to the decision of the TDP to call it quits with the NDA. He enthused confidence that No Trust motion will easily be defeated.
Senior Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury with TDP MP Siva Prasad (right) during a protest demonstration demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh at Parliament house in New Delhi on Monday.
"We go according to principles". Interestingly, the government led by Indira Gandhi faced a record 15 no-confidence motions. The YSR Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) are set to pitch for taking up their notices of no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre in the Lok Sabha. The TDP thus became the first major party to move out of the ruling alliance at the Centre. The Parliament, in which BJP enjoys a majority will undoubtedly vote against the motion, but the overwhelming support in favour of it is proof of the dwindling confidence for NDA among the opposition. The motion can be accepted only if it has the support of at least 50 members in the House.
On Monday again, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan first adjourned the House till 12pm after protests by TDP, YSR Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samithi and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam over demands that Andhra Pradesh be given special status and the scam at Punjab National Bank. He said the TRS has nothing to do with the no-trust move by the Andhra Pradesh leaders. "However, the promises made to Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu were not fulfilled", it said. "Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu to put pressure on Central government has gone for no-confidence motion for the welfare of their state".