Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day Tuesday without transacting any business. The three no-confidence motions against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, given by YSR Congress member Y V Subba Reddy and TDP MPs Thota Narasimham and Jayadev Galla, were not moved in the Lok Sabha.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, meanwhile, addressing the Rajya Sabha, confirmed that the 39 Indians who were abducted by the Islamic State terror group, have been killed. “Deep penetration radar confirmed that all Indians have been killed. Their bodies were exhumed,” she said. The men, from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, went missing in June 2014. The Indian government had previously believed they were lodged in a jail in Badush in northwest Mosul.
The Congress, Left Front, Samajwadi Party (SP), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the AIMIM have extended support to the TDP’s no-trust motion. AIADMK is yet to take a final call on its course of action. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday told the House that the party is ready to discuss any issue, including the no-trust vote.