In a major development, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP Kesineni Srinivas on Tuesday wrote to Lok Sabha Secretary-General to include a no-confidence motion in the list of business for the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on Wednesday.
This will be the second attempt by the TDP after a similar move in March this year.
“The BJP is running away from discussion as it is fearing that the injustice meted out to Andhra Pradesh will be exposed. If they do not allow discussion on the no-trust motion, we will stall proceedings. All non-Congress and non-BJP MPs are behind us on this issue,” Nani told reporters, earlier on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Lalu Prasad's RJD said that it will support a no-confidence motion of the TDP against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.
Three TDP leaders on Tuesday met Lalu and his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi at their official residence, 10 Circular Road in Patna. "We met the couple and sought RJD's support for a no-confidence motion against the Modi government," said TDP MP Mohan Rao after the meeting.
Senior RJD leader Bhola Yadav, considered close to Lalu, said the party would back the TDP move. "RJD is with TDP," said Bhola Yadav.
Mohan Rao said his party MPs have also sought appointment with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is also the JD-U president and an ally of the BJP-led NDA government.
"The TDP supports Nitish Kumar's demand for a special category status for Bihar. We would like to meet Nitish for seeking support to the no-confidence motion," he said.
In the current 535-member Lok Sabha, the TDP has 16 MPs while the RJD has four. The TDP had pulled out of the NDA in March over its demand for a special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
In another development, the Congress party also said it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue.
Addressing the media, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the party would raise several issues for discussion in the session such as mob lynching, woman safety, "misrule" in Jammu and Kashmir, dilution of SC/ST Act, attempts to abolish reservation in autonomous institutions and issues of farmers, unemployment and poor investments, besides special status to Andhra Pradesh.