New Delhi, Mar 16: The Congress party, the AIADMK, the CPM and the AIMIM have agreed to support the no-confidence motion against the BJP government, which was proposed by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) over denial of special status to Andhra Pradesh. The motion was supported by the YSR Congress, but needed support of other opposition parties. Also Read - TDP, YSR Congress Team up Against Modi Govt, Ask MPs to Ensure No-confidence Motion is Tabled in Parliament
The motion needed the support of 50 members of Parliament in Lok Sabha. The TDP and YSR Congress had 25 MPs– they needed another 25, which were provided by the Congress party. The Congress has 48 MPs in the Lok Sabha, the AIADMK has 37, the CPM has nine MPs each, and the AIMIM has one MP.This will be the first no-confidence motion against the Modi government. Also Read - No-confidence Motion Against Modi Govt: Chandrababu Naidu Asks TDP MPs to Continue 'Fight Against Injustice'
The TDP pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday over its demand of special status to Andhra Pradesh. The had already withdrawn its ministers from the Union Cabinet on March 8.
Meanwhile, the BJP has hit back, saying they were trying to regain lost ground.
“We believe TDP is finding the going tough in Andhra Pradesh. They are seeing a defeat for themselves in 2019 and they want to use this as an alibi to really retrieve lost political ground,” BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said.
“Questions are being asked in Andhra Pradesh as to why the CM took 4 yrs to realise that this is not working,” he added.