NEW DELHI: The Congress today moved a no-confidence motion against the Union government in the Lok Sabha , the third party to do so even as the stalemate continues in Parliament.
Leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wrote to the Lower House’s secretary general giving notice to include the no-confidence motion in the list of business on March 27.
“This House expresses No-Confidence in the Council of Ministers,” the notice stated.
Earlier today, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned house proceedings for the day following noisy protests by opposition MPs. The no-confidence motion moved by TDP and YSR Congress once again could not be taken up due to the unruly disruption, mainly led by AIADMK and TRS members.
Mahajan said she cannot not take up the notices for no-confidence motions as the House was not in order. The requisite head-count of members supporting the notices can be done only if they are in their seats, she added.
At least 50 members need to support a no-confidence notice for the House to accept it and start a debate.
The Speaker said the government had expressed its readiness for a discussion on it. The BJP-led NDA government enjoys a comfortable majority in the House.
This is the third straight week that the Lower House was adjourned without undertaking any significant business, barring the Finance Bill.
Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been disrupted over various issues like the banking scam, Cauvery water dispute and demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh, ever since Parliament met on March 5 to carry forward the Budget Session.