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No-confidence motion against NDA: 'We aren't afraid of no-confidence motion,' says Ram Madhav

By Chennabasaveshwar

No confidence motion was not introduced in Lok Sabha after the continuous uproar. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings till tomorrow. The speaker adjourned the session as TDP, YSRCP and TRS MPs came into the well of the House.

Andhra Pradesh politics has reached Delhi. YSR Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP), a former NDA ally, were supposed to move no-confidence motion against NDA in Parliament today. The YSR Congress was the first to give a notice last week for a no-trust motion after the Centre made it clear that it would not grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.

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The NDA had 336 seats in 2014, of which the BJP alone claimed 282 seats. However, a series defeat in byelections reduced the tally of the party in the Lok Sabha. The current strength of the Lok Sabha is 539 and the ruling BJP has 274 members, more than the majority mark of 270, and enjoys the support of several allies. In addition, the 11 allies the BJP still has by its side - Shiv Sena, JD(U), Apna Dal, LJP, SAD, RLSP, PDP, PMK, SWP, NPP and AINR Congress - the tally rises to 314.

With the 16-member TDP quitting the BJP-led NDA, the ruling alliance strength has reduced.

K Haribabu, Andhra Pradesh BJP chief, says, " BJP has got an absolute majority in Lok Sabha and we are ready to face any situation and discussion. All these parties coming together cannot harm Modi Govt, we are comfortably placed."

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1:53 PM, 19 Mar
"We aren't afraid of no-confidence motion, we have numbers in Parliament. TDP's stand is political. Suddenly, taking up sentimental issue & trying to bring no-confidence motion is something that they have to explain to the people of Andhra Pradesh," says Ram Madhav, BJP General Secretary
1:19 PM, 19 Mar
YSRCP MP YV Subba Reddy again writes to Secretary General Lok Sabha to include in list of business for tomorrow 'no confidence motion in the council of ministers'.
1:10 PM, 19 Mar
Ramgopal Yadav, Samajwadi Party MP, says, "Opposition is ready for discussion on no confidence motion but it seems AIADMK is acting on behest of Central Govt and not letting the house function.'
12:36 PM, 19 Mar
Union Minister Jitendra Singh, says, "On one hand, they are saying to bring no-confidence motion.On the other hand, they are creating uproar in Parliament so that motion is not accepted for discussion. They themselves don't know why they are bringing no-confidence motion."
12:27 PM, 19 Mar
About National Conference's stand on no-confidence motion, Farooq Abdullah, says, "I am in the opposition. Whatever the opposition does, I will do the same."
12:12 PM, 19 Mar
No confidence motion not introduced, Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after continuous uproar.
12:09 PM, 19 Mar
Uproar in Lok Sabha as TDP, YSRCP and TRS MPs come into the well of the House
12:09 PM, 19 Mar
Union Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha, says,"We want a discussion on the issue of no-confidence motion and we appeal to everyone that there should be discussion.'
12:03 PM, 19 Mar
Prem Singh Chandumajra, Shiromani Akali Dal, says, "We are in favour of special category status to Andhra Pradesh. We are not in favor of no-confidence against the Modi government, we will support the government."
11:53 AM, 19 Mar
Meanwhile, TRS MPs protest outside Parliament carrying placards saying 'One nation, One law', demanding an increase in the quota of reservation in Telangana.
11:16 AM, 19 Mar
Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after protests by TDP and AIADMK MPs
11:11 AM, 19 Mar
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm after uproar in the House
11:06 AM, 19 Mar
Finally, Shiv Sena made its stand clear. "We will neither support the Government nor the Opposition, we will abstain," says Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant
10:59 AM, 19 Mar
No decision taken yet on party's stand on no confidence motion: AIADMK source told ANI.
10:56 AM, 19 Mar
TDP MPs protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament over special category status to Andhra Pradesh. Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury also joined the protest
10:40 AM, 19 Mar
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, says, "We are ready to face no-confidence motion as we have support in the House. We are confident."
10:33 AM, 19 Mar
D Raja,CPI MP, says, "As far as the Left parties are concerned, we will be supporting the no confidence motion. People have started expressing their no confidence in Modi Govt, its time Parliament does it too."
10:31 AM, 19 Mar
Parliament secretariat receives 3 notices on no-confidence motion, 2 from TDP and one from YSRCP. If House in order and quorum established, Lok Sabha Speaker likely to bring No Confidence motion after Question Hour. (50 members needed to establish Quorum)
10:30 AM, 19 Mar
Though YSRCP was the first to move,TDP blames the YSRCP for not being concerned about Andhra Pradesh's welfare. Thota Narsimham,TDP MP, says, "We will move no confidence motion, have talked to opposition parties including TMC,Congress and Samajwadi Party. YSRCP is just doing politics,they are not concerned about welfare of state."
10:04 AM, 19 Mar
However, Shiv Sena has not made its stand clear on the trust vote. Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena, says,"Will wait and watch.Will also have to see if Speaker allows the no confidence motion or rejects it. TDP has its own state issues and we welcome them. As of now, we have not decided yet on no-confidence motion, Uddhavji will take a call."
10:02 AM, 19 Mar
RM Naidu, TDP MP, says, "We are going to go move no-confidence motion,gather support of all respective parties in Parliament. It's responsibility of all parties in Parliament to support us. Trying to gather as much support as possible so debate happens, not trying to make the govt fall:
10:01 AM, 19 Mar
Meanwhile, Telugu Desam Party issues whip to its MPs, directs them to attend parliament till the end of the Budget Session
10:01 AM, 19 Mar
K Parthsarathi, YSRCP leader, says, "We 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."

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