Monday, February 19, 2018
In the back drop of YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy who asked Jana Sena Party president Pawan Kalyan to back the party if no-confidence motion is moved in the Parliament, the latter agrees the challenge.
Accepting Jagan Reddy’s challenge, Pawan said that he would mobilize the support of the 50 odd members required to move the no confidence motion if the YSRCP moves it. ‘ I will meet Left, Congress and other parties and seek their support if the YSRCP moves the motion. If need I will go to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and seek the support of the parties there’, he said. While TDP and YSRCP had 25 MPs together including AICC president Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party and K.Kavitha of TRS had already extended their support to the State’s cause. ‘Not just 50, I am hopeful that around 80 members will support the move’, he said.
The no-confidence motion could be moved by a single member and the YSRCP should take the initiative before the commencement of the session on March 5. ‘The YSRCP can approach the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha immediately. The party should move the motion by March 4, so that the issue will come up for a debate in the House on March 5, he said.
‘It is our last resort’, says Chandrababu::
The TDP national president and Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that he would not hesitate to move a no-confidence motion against the NDA government if needed and as a last resort. Referring the proposals of resignations and moving of no-confidence motion by the YSRCP against the NDA government, he said ‘moving the same is the last resort. First, we have to raise questions in Parliament. Promises made in the Parliament and the AP Reorganization Act must be fulfilled. If not, we will mount pressure on the government. Unless we have the support of 54 MPs, we cannot move it. If needed, in such a situation, we will seek the cooperation of MPs of other parties and fight until justice is done to the State’, he said.
Speaking at the Madigala Mahasabha in Vijayawada, he said that even after three and half years, the BJP has not fulfilled the promises made in the Act or in Parliament. I have been in New Delhi 29 times and met everyone expressing our anguish, said Chandrababu Naidu.
‘On behalf of five crore people of the State I am demanding the Centre to immediately implement all the provisions as per the Special Category Status’, he said.