Sending our own notice as we don't trust YSRCP's no-confidence motion: TDP
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday said that it decided to move a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government as it had no belief in YSRCP’s intentions.
“We have no belief in their (YSRCP) intentions of moving a no-confidence motion. But our leader, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, is determined to send a serious notice by collecting 54 signatures which are necessary for moving the motion,” TDP MP Pandula Ravindra Babu told the media.
“We are not doing an eye-wash or formality or indulging in politics of collusion,” he added, taking a dig at YSRCP and alleging that the party was hand-in-hand with the BJP.
The TDP also said that since it is short notice, if the Speaker does not accept to move the motion, then they would try again on Monday.
On Thursday, Naidu discussed the proposal to move a No-Confidence Motion against Narendra Modi government with his party leaders.
He had said that the TDP is ready to support the Motion of No-Confidence moved by any party.
However, during the teleconference on Friday, Naidu said that the party should move a motion on its own, instead of supporting the one being moved by their rival YSR Congress Party.
On Naidu’s direction, TDP MP Thota Narasimham has submitted a notice to the Lok Sabha Secretary in this regard.
"This House expresses No-Confidence in the Council of Ministers," Narsimhan said in the letter to the Lok Sabha Secretary Snehlata Shrivastava.
He also wrote: "Under Rule 198 (B) of Chapter XVII of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha, I hereby give notice to move the following motion in the House on today dated March 16."
"I request you to include the motion in the revised list of Business for March 16," Narsimhan added.
The TDP chief said if the party backs the no-confidence motion moved by a party whose leader is facing serious charges, this would send a wrong signal to the people.
Naidu said his party would seek the support of other parties for the no-confidence motion.
"It is unfortunate. We tried our best to be together but the present government ignored the sentiments and emotions of the people of Andhra Pradesh. An emergency politburo meeting was conducted, in which TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu took the decision to withdraw from the NDA," TDP leader YS Chowdary told reporters in Delhi.