In a combined attack on the ruling government, the Congress party, the AIADMK, the CPM and the AIMIM have come together to support the no-confidence motion against the BJP government. The motion was proposed by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) over denial of special status to Andhra Pradesh. The motion had the support of the YSR Congress, but needed support of other opposition parties.
The support of 50 members of Parliament was needed for the motion. The TDP and YSR Congress together had 25 MPs. The another 25 were provided by the Congress party.This will be the first no-confidence motion against the Modi government.
Over the rift for giving a special status to Andhra Pradesh, the TDP pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The TDP had already withdrawn its ministers from the Union Cabinet on March 8.
Meanwhile, the BJP said they were trying to regain lost ground.
BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said, “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.”
“Questions are being asked in Andhra Pradesh as to why the CM took 4 yrs to realise that this is not working,” he added.