TDP MPs stay away from Speaker's lunch to protest House proceedings

Budget Session of Parliament Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha adjourned for ninth day as protests continue

TDP pulls out from NDA

Both the ruling TDP government and Opposition YSRCP have moved No Confidence Motion giving jitters to Modi.

"I only asked about the commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and the promises made in Rajya Sabha (during bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh)", said Naidu, whose party has moved a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government.

Support has been flowing in from the opposition parties to the decision of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to call its quits with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters before the House met that the government had the numbers to defeat the motion.

The support of 50 members of Parliament was needed for the motion. The BJP need not bother about TDP no-confidence motion as it has a brute majority in the House. "I am sorry", she said before adjourning the proceedings for the day. However, the life of the common man has not become any better in the past four years.

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TDP floor leader in Lok Sabha Thota Narasimham who claimed the support of about 190 MPs from various political parties for the no-trust notice, said that they were still holding talks with TRS and Shiv Sena.

A motion of no confidence means that "a person (s) in a position of responsibility is no longer deemed fit to hold that position".

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (AIADMK) announced that the top leadership will decide on the party's stand towards the no-confidence motion of the TDP. "Then, what objection the Centre has to give special status to the state", Naidu said while addressing the party MPs, MLAs, and senior leaders through teleconferencing this morning. The BJP has 273 - more than the half-way mark of 270.

Shiv Sena has stated that they'd abstain if the motion comes to vote, as they're not going to oppose either. "Even in the last budget justice was not done", he added. Though the first two weeks of the last phase of the Budget Session have been a virtual washout, the government has managed to get some key bills and the budget passed amid a din through a voice vote without a debate.

In the letter, he has asserted that if the Centre remains reluctant to grant the special category status to the State then all MPs of his party will resign on April 6.

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