Ranchi, Dec 17 (UNI) The Opposition-sponsored no confidence motion against the UPA-backed Madhu Koda government in Jharkhand will be taken up tomorrow in the Assembly.
Speaker Alamgir Alam today informed the House that the motion, sought to be moved by Leader of Opposition Arjun Munda and four others, would be taken up for discussion at 1400 hours.
Mr Munda later told UNI that a whip would be issued to all in the NDA fold by this evening.
On December 15, the BJP-led Opposition sent a petition to the Speaker, seeking to move the no confidence motion against the Koda government.
Former Home Minister Sudesh Mahto (AJSU), who was recently seen hobnobbing with the ruling group, was among the 33 members who stood up in favour of the petition.
Former Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari (Ind) did not stand to support it.
Mr Munda hoped the Opposition was united and ruled out any dissension among the members.
Following is the party position in the 82-member House:- Treasury Bench Opposition ______________ __________ JMM- 17 BJP- 29 (including 5 suspended MLAs) Cong- 9 JD(U)- 5 RJD- 7 AJSU- 1 NCP- 1 FB- 1 AJSU- 1 CPI(ML)- 1 FB- 1 Ind- 1 JP- 1 Nominated-1 Ind- 5 ----------- --------- Total- 39 Total 42 One seat is vacant following the death of BJP's Upendra Nath Das.