BJP afraid of no confidence motion despite being in majority in LS: Cong

Last Modified Friday, 16 March 2018 (16:22 IST)
New Delhi: Reacting to the decision of the Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to adjourn the Lok Sabha for the day on Friday after several MPs gave a in the against the government, leader and Lok Sabha MP said why was the government afraid when they have a majority in the House.

Talking to reporters here, Mr Tharoor said,'When a no confidence motion is moved, 50 MPs should stand in its support and 50 MPs stood in support of the Motion. However, the Speaker said it cannot be considered as the House was not in order. What does government fear? They have huge majority in Lok Sabha.'The notices were moved by YSR Congress and TDP, who have been demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh, an issue on which the latter today quit the ruling alliance.

The no-confidence notices were moved by YSR Congress member Y V Subba Reddy and TDP's Thota Narasimhan.In the nearly four-year rule of the BJP-led NDA alliance, this was the first time that no-confidence motion has been moved against the government.(UNI)