Speaking to reporters, YV Subba Reddy said that he had already given a notice to move the motion for the 9th time, on April 2.

No-confidence motion in Parliament AIADMK agrees to cooperate says YSRCP
news Politics Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 08:11

The YSRCP on Wednesday said that it is hopeful that the no-confidence motion may be taken up for discussion in the Lok Sabha, on April 2.

This came after party MP YV Subba Reddy met protesting AIADMK members and asked them to cooperate with parties from Andhra Pradesh on the issue of Special Status. According to reports, Reddy asked them to stay their protest for a few minutes until a vote is taken on the matter.

“Almost all Opposition parties are in favour of the No Confidence Motion and if AIADMK withdraws its protest in the House, then the Speaker has to take up the notice for discussion on Monday,” the Opposition MP was quoted as saying. 

Speaking to reporters, Reddy also said that he had already given a notice to move the motion for the 9th time, on April 2.

The Lok Sabha could not take up the no confidence motion once again on Wednesday amid protests and a ruckus, with AIADMK members protesting near Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's podium.

Mahajan tried to conduct the Question Hour, but her efforts went in vain. An angry Speaker then said she may have to draw curtains on the budget session if protests continue to stall the proceedings of the House.

"You are wasting everyone's time. All MPs are saying they want the House to run or end the session... I will have to adjourn the House sine die," she said.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Opposition wanted to debate the no-confidence motion as well.

"We are ready for a debate... At least 80 people have stood and supported the no confidence-motion, I request the Speaker to take it up..." Kharge said with his voice drowning in the din created by protests from the Opposition benches, and the sloganeering by AIADMK MPs.

Speaker Mahajan once again expressed her inability to count the number of MPs supporting the around half-a-dozen no confidence notices and said that in the din she cannot decide if leave can be granted to take it up.

The Lok Sabha has been witnessing a washout in the second part of the budget session which started on March 5 and is scheduled to conclude on April 6.

No business has been transacted by the Lower House which has witnessed continued protests on a host of issues, ranging from the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, special economic package for Andhra Pradesh and a board for management of the Cauvery water, along with other issues.

The Lower House also saw the Budget, as well as some important bills being passed amid the din, without any debate.

 

IANS inputs

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