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Lok Sabha: Protests by TDM and congress causes session to be adjourned

Lok Sabha: Protests by TDM and congress causes session to be adjourned

The Lower House was adjourned due to the ruckus created over the no-confidence motion notices against the central government by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident enough to face any situation and discussion regarding the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre. The Speaker made all efforts to introduce the no-confidence motion notices. The Speaker clarified that No Confidence Motion can be taken up only when the house is in order but certain party MPs continued their protests.

However, the Speaker may not take up the matter if the opposition protests continue in the House.

Worse for the BJP, the SBSP is threatening to boycott voting for the upcoming Rajya Sabha (RS) elections in 10 UP seats if its party chief isn't granted an audience with BJP president Amit Shah.

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

O Pannerselvam, Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu said that TN govt will never let state down. Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant told ANI that the party will abstain from the vote.

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After a week of chaos, the Parliament was reassembling on Monday with a packed agenda only to witness the Rajya Sabha adjourned till Tuesday after protests by TDP and AIADMK members.

The no-confidence motion may not pass given current numbers in Parliament, "but lines will be drawn now", he said.

The TDP and the YSR Congress, which have been demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh to compensate it after Telangana was carved out of it in 2014, served the motions of no-confidence.

The Opposition party in Andhra Pradesh has been protesting in the Parliament over the issue of granting "Special Category Status" to the state. "I ask this (Tamil Nadu) Government to support TDP's no confidence motion".

However, sudden coalition troubles for the BJP are not limited to the Centre - hours before proceedings start in the Lok Sabha, an ally in Uttar Pradesh accused the party of "not following the coalition dharma" in the state.

On Saturday, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar ruled out any threat to the government, and said the government enjoyed confidence "inside and outside" Parliament, PTI reported. "We are ready to discuss any issue with any member", he said.


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