No-Trust Move Against Modi Deliberately Scuttled by TRS?
Political circles both in Hyderabad and in New Delhi are speculating about the TRS having a role in stopping the no-trust motion from being taken up.
Hyderabad | 19th March 2018
The much-talked about "no-confidence motion" against the Narendra Modi government at the Centre on the issue of Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh, which has become a political thriller of sorts, has been getting derailed at the taking off stage itself in the Lok Sabha, which was adjourned for the day on Monday as the TRS and AIADMK members again disrupted the proceedings by staging protests in the well of the House.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, after reading the no-confidence motion against the government moved by the YSR Congress Party as soon as the House assembled at 11 am, wanted the House to be in order for debating it. But the TRS and AIADMK members who were staging protests by holding placards and raising slogans - the TRS members were protesting on the issue of reservations for STs and Muslims, and the AIADMK members were demanding clarity on the setting up of the Cauvery Board - would not relent, and the House was adjourned in minutes.
When the House reassembled and all the Opposition members, including those of the Congress, YSRCP, TDP, TMC, MIM, RJD and so on, stood in their respective places eagerly waiting for the motion to be taken up, the ruckus started again by the TRS and AIADMK members turned out to be a spanner in the wheel, with the Speaker declaring that the House was not in order and adjourning for the day, thus stopping the motion from being taken up for discussion once again.
Not to let go of the issue so easily, the YSR Congress members served another notice for the no-confidence motion, which will be taken up on Tuesday.
Also, as a protest against the House not taking up the no-trust motion, the YSRCP and TDP members even boycotted the lunch hosted by the Lok Sabha Speaker for all the members.
Meanwhile, political circles both in Hyderabad and in New Delhi are speculating about the TRS having a role in stopping the no-trust motion from being taken up. Political circles both at the state and the Centre are intrigued that while on one side Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is trying to up his anti-BJP stance by meeting Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, he is at the same time seemingly allowing his MPs to disturb the proceedings in the Lok Sabha that is helping prevent the no-trust motion from being taken up. Is there something more to it than meets the eye, these circles wonder.
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