Both the Houses of Parliament continued to witness uproarious scenes on Wednesday as well with the opposition parties protesting on various issues, including the demand for inclusion of 17 OBCs in the Central SC list in Uttar Pradesh. While the Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after witnessing one adjournment during the question hour; in the Rajya Sabha there were at least two adjournments before the House wound up its proceedings for the day post-lunch.

In the Lok Sabha, Speaker Meira Kumar, who announced that she received three notices of “Motion of No-Confidence in the Council of Ministers” from the members of the (Seemandhra) Congress, TDP and YSRCP, said: “I am duty bound to bring it before the House [the motion].”

But the Opposition members, including those from the BSP, SP, DMK, AIADMK and Left parties, continued their protests. Amid the din, she said: “...as the House is not in order, I am constrained not to bring this notice [no confidence motion] before the House.”

The Seemandhra MPs have given separate notices for moving a “no confidence motion” protesting the UPA government’s decision to create Telangana by dividing Andhra Pradesh. The Speaker had tried in vain to put the motion before the House on Tuesday as well.

According to Former Secretary-General of Lok Sabha P.D.T. Achary, since such notices, which should only mention that “this Houses expresses want of confidence in the council of ministers” were very important ones, the Speaker had to take all efforts to bring them before the House at the earliest for their admissibility. If such attempts failed, the same could not be brought back again on another day unless a fresh notice for moving a “no confidence motion” was received before 10 a.m. in the Lok Sabha Secretariat. Similarly, if the House rejects the motion after discussion, such a motion, including the “vote of confidence motion,” could not be raised by any other member in the same session. “However there is no limit for issuing such notices by the members [even a single member can issue them] till the House decides about their admissibility,” Mr. Achary said.

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