On July 26, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla accepted the no-confidence motion against the Opposition’s Government, stating that he will talk to the leaders of all parties and announce the schedule for the discussion on the motion. The Congress Party MP Gaurav Gogoi brought the motion to the House amidst the ongoing protests relating to the demand for the statement of situation in Manipur from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Congress’s Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary had told the media on july 25 that, the no-confidence motion has be introduced by the Opposition in the house. It has been decided to accept the no-confidence motion that there isn’t any other alternative because the government is not accepting to elaborate the discussion on Manipur with the Prime Minister, said Chowdhary. “A statement should be made on the Manipur incident as he is our leader” he added.
During the Monsoon Session of Parliament in 2018, a no-confidence motion against the Modi government was moved by the Opposition party and was defeated with 126 votes of 325 of the treasury benches. That debate had set the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha battle which smashed out the no-confidence motion and won the election with the biggest majority of all time.
The prime ideological motivation of the Telugu Desam Party, the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party and the Jana Sena Party of Andhra Pradesh’s political realm came forward to support the BJP, not only to overcome the no-confidence motion moved by the Congress in Parliament but also to tackle few other state political matters. The YSRCP had decided to support the National Democratic Alliance against the no-trust motion.
According to K Pattabhi Ram, the TDP spokesperson, decisions have not been made yet and the final call will be made by N Chandrababu Naidu. Meanwhile, the JSP led by K Pawan Kalyan, actor-turned-politician is already in an alliance with the BJP, he said.
CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, made it clear that the YSRCP is supporting the BJP only because of compulsions proposed relating to Central funding and he said that they will not join any alliance. The state is highly dependent on the Union government to fund the Polavaram dam project and to reimburse the deficit of revenue that was incurred during the bifurcation in 2014. The total deficit was Rs.22,948.76 crore of which Rs.4,117.89 crore was released by the Centre till this March.
The cordial relations that were maintained between the CM and the YSRCP MPs with the BJP, particularly with Amit Shah yielded the significant results. The Centre sanctioned an amount of Rs.10,460 crore on May 23, the largest funds ever for Andhra since the bifurcation and, an additional amount of Rs.12,911 crore was released on June 6 for the Polavaram project.
TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu, after exiting from the NDA in 2018, looks forward to the BJP’s support in the upcoming Assembly elections. Recently, Naidu has been expressing in public that if TDP does not win the 2024 elections, this will be their last election. TDP leaders fear that the party’s future will be at stake if the YSRCP comes to power. BJP warms up to Naidu but hasn’t clarified the alliance stance in the no-confidence motion.