Published On : Fri, Mar 16th, 2018

Speaker refuses to table no-confidence motion till House is in order


New Delhi: As expected, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says the no-confidence motion has been received, but cannot bring it to the House since it is not in order. The Speaker adjourned the Lok Sabha for the day without taking up the no-confidence motion, as opposition protests continue.

Speaking outside Parliament, GVL Narasimha Rao, national spokesperson of the BJP says, “We believe TDP is finding the going tough in AP, they are seeing a defeat for themselves in 2019 and they want to use this as an alibi to really retrieve lost political ground. Questions being asked in AP as to why AP CM took four years to realise that this is not working.

“The state govt and TDP are feeling the pinch of the public opinion going against them and BJP will use this as an opportunity to grow as a political party and emerge as a dominant political force in Andhra Pradesh. For us it will prove to be the next Tripura.”

The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were disrupted for the 10th consecutive day today as TDP, YSR Congress, AIADMK and RJD continued their protests over various issues, including the banking scam and special status for Andhra Pradesh. As soon as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took up the Question Hour, members from these parties trooped into the Well holding placards.