When the SP MP was asked about the trust vote, he said he would not say what the party stand is and turned abusive. “I will not say what the party stand is. Do you not know what is our stand. Do you think we are Ch****a,” he said after coming out of Parliament.
The voting and counting of the trust vote moved by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is scheduled for Friday. This is the first trust vote that the BJP-led NDA government is facing since it came to power four years ago.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that she had received notices from at least six MPs seeking no trust vote against the Modi government and was duty-bound to put it to the consideration of the House.
Members from the Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), and the National Congress Party (NCP) among others moved no-confidence motion notices but the Speaker said that TDP’s Kesineni Srinivas would move his motion as his party had first raised it.
However, the Narendra Modi-led Central government has a smooth way in the numbers game. The effective strength of Lok Sabha is 533 and two more seats falling vacant after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepted BJD MP Baijayant Jay Panda’s resignation and Jose K Mani of Kerala Congress (M) was nominated to Rajya Sabha. With ten seats lying vacant, the majority mark in the house stands at 266. The NDA has a collective strength of 314 members in the house.
Claiming that they have the required numbers, Union Minister Ananth Kumar said, “Modi government has the majority both inside and outside Parliament. NDA will vote against No Confidence Motion”.