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Updated: December 12, 2013 02:33 IST

Congress has the numbers but no-trust move an embarrassment

B. Muralidhar Reddy
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The move by party MPs is in protest against A.P. bifurcation

Though the planned no-trust motion by MPs of the Congress and other parties hailing from Seemandhra lacks numbers to come for debate and voting in the Lok Sabha, it continues to rattle the ruling party.

The move by the MPs in protest against the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh has come following the decision of the Union Cabinet to initiate the process for creation of a separate state of Telangana. There are several steps to follow before the issue reaches any stage.

However, the legal and administrative processes involved in taking forward the initiative for creation of a separate state of Telangana are least of the concerns of the Congress. The party is deeply embarrassed by the no-confidence motion mooted by its MPs but is not yet decided on how to deal with them.

The Congress spokesperson P.C. Chacko did talk of party taking disciplinary action against the MPs but so far no concrete step has been taken. In fact the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath spoke in sympathetic terms about the MPs.

“It is definitely weird but they are pained,” the Minister said when asked about Congress MPs talking of bringing a no-confidence motion against their own government.

Failed efforts so far of the MPs to garner minimum support to sustain the motion, one-tenth of the effective strength of the Lok Sabha would have to back it, have no deterred them from claiming that they are still in the process of securing the required numbers.

Mr. Kamal Nath dismissed any threat in the wake of plans a no-confidence motion.

“The government has the numbers and any no-confidence motion will not succeed...The government has majority. So the question of any no-confidence motion succeeding does not arise,” he said.

The BJP leader L.K. Advani told reporters here that the Andhra MPs had initially approached the party for support but after looking at the text of the motion, the party decided to give it a re-look.

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Parliament must function and who disrupt the parliament proceedings should be expelled from the floor of the house There should be fruitful discussion on every issue There should be strong rules against who disrupt proceedings Crores of public money is spent on the parliament session and it should not be watsed

from:  Dr Charanjit Singh Gumtala
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 at 17:29 IST

Disruption of Parliament functioning must not be allowed at all cost. It is not understandable why these politicians putting financial burden on Indians by not allowing to work the Parliament? All those MPs who are taking parts in non-functioning must not be paid any allownce and their political parties must pay demages.

from:  Aftab Khan
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 at 16:00 IST

This is precisely the kind of politics which AAP opposes but the other parties love it. We will become an anarchy if not one already. What we have is an apology of democracy. Illiterate masses with universal adult franchise is a sure recipe to disaster. Any day even the worst Indian monarchy was better than what these clown stage as democracy.

from:  Ravi
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 at 15:57 IST

The Union Minister has rightly said that Seemaandhra MP's are pained
definitely, The Bifurcation issue is creating chaos and confusion for
all the people who are staying in Hyderabad since Independence and now
after 10 years seemaandhra people cannot have the luxury of Hyderabad
as a Capital, Very Strange 'isn't it.
In Today's News paper it's published that Ex CM Mr Chandra Babu Naidu
has said that he has developed the Hyderabad City and he will not be
able to entitle in enjoying the same privilege and pleasure 10 years
after bifurcation.

from:  Syed Ziauddin
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 at 15:14 IST

I wonder why TRS MP's were disrupting the proceedings and rushing to speaker today. Is congress afraid? They should allow the motion to be tabled and suspend the members who are creating disruption at the speaker table. Let them take a call on this and show that they have confidence.

from:  reena
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 at 13:40 IST

Strange that today even TRS MP's were creating disruption and rushed to speaker dias. The speaker then adjourned instead of suspending the people who rushed to speaker dias. Looks like the GOVT is really afraid and needs a day to pull out money bags to bribe every MP who supports no confidence.

from:  reena
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 at 13:29 IST
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