The notice for the no-confidence motions, which was moved by the Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress, may finally be taken up in Parliament on Tuesday after the TRS said it would cease protests in both the Houses over its demand for reservations. The Congress, which had been supporting the TDP and YSR Congress notices for moving the motion of no-confidence against the government, has itself given notice for Tuesday. CPM group leader P Karunakaran has also moved a similar notice.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has maintained that even though she was “duty-bound” to take up the notice, she could not move forward and count the number of people backing the notice because the House was not in order. Ever since the second half of the Budget session commenced from March 5, Parliament has been adjourned over vociferous protests from the opposition parties over a range of issues like the Punjab National Bank scam, Cauvery water board and Andhra the Pradesh special category status. Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday hinted that if Parliament did not take up the no-confidence motion, then he would ask his party MPs to resign. A similar signal was also sent out by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu whose TDP has 15 MPs.