The no-confidence motion against the Modi government went unheard in Lok Sabha on Monday as the session was disrupted by loud protests by several parties.
The House had received three requests for the motion - one by YSR Congress and two by TDP. However, the House Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was unable to entertain either due to the ruckus.
Y V Subba Reddy of YSR Congress wrote to the Lok Sabha secretariat to put his notice in the revised list of business for Monday. TDP has also moved a notice for a no-confidence motion, as parties like Congress, Left, Trinamool and RJD have come out in support.
When their notices were not accepted last week, parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar had said they could not be taken up due to the House being not in order, with members of several parties raising slogans in the well.
With Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and AIADMK, which have often cooperated with the government on its legislative business, protesting over a host of issues, it remains uncertain if order can be restored in the lower House on Monday.
While the first two weeks of the last phase of the budget session have been a washout, the government has managed to get some key bills and the budget passed amid din through a voice vote without debate.
Here are the live updates -
#12:20 pm Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourns Lok Sabha till tomorrow amid ruckus
#12:15 pm We want a discussion on the issue of no-confidence motion and we appeal to everyone that there should be a discussion: Union Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha
#11:45 am TRS MPs protest outside Parliament carrying placards saying 'One nation, One law', demanding an increase in the quota of reservation in Telangana
#11:15 am Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after protests by TDP and AIADMK MPs
We will neither support the Government nor the Opposition, we will abstain: Arvind Sawant, Shiv Sena MP on no confidence motion
#11:00 am TDP MPs protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament over special category status to Andhra Pradesh. Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury also joined the protest
#10:40 am We are ready to face no-confidence motion as we have support in the House. We are confident: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar
#10:30 am As far as the Left parties are concerned, we will be supporting the no confidence motion. People have started expressing their no confidence in Modi Govt, its time Parliament does it too- Duraisamy Raja,CPI
#10:10 am We are going to go move no-confidence motion, gather support of all respective parties in Parliament
#10:10 am It's the responsibility of all parties in Parliament to support us. Trying to gather as much support as possible so debate happens, not trying to make the govt fall: RM Naidu, TDP MP
We are ready to face no-confidence motion as we have support in the House. We are confident : Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar #budgetsession pic.twitter.com/9xnp6gDWxQ— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2018
#10:05 am Will wait and watch.Will also have to see if Speaker allows the no confidence motion or rejects it - Sanjay Raut
#10:00 am TDP has its own state issues and we welcome them. As of now we have not decided yet on no confidence motion, Uddhav ji will take a call: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena
09:44 am: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) issues whip to its MPs, directs them to attend parliament till the end of the Budget SessionWill no-confidence motion to pressurize Centre to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh: YSRCP
09:20 am: We will continue to move no-confidence motion as long as the debate is taking place and facts are brought to the notice of the nation, and also to pressurize the Centre to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh: K Parthsarathi, YSRCP, reported ANI
09:10 am: We for last 4 yrs after the state was bifurcated have been fighting for special category status. Till 2016, BJP&Chandrababu Naidu kept saying that special status will be given.Then suddenly, he colluded with BJP, he is like a chameleon, he decided against the state: VS Reddy, YSRCP MP