The Budget Session of the Parliament is only getting stormier as MPs from Andhra Pradesh have been protesting for a special status for the state.
Now, YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy has given notice for introducing a no-confidence motion against the government. While the motion needs 50 MPs to support it to get tabled for discussion.
Not this move given shock waves to BJP but its ally in Andhra Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today not just walked out of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) but also moved a no-confidence motion against the Modi government over the Centre's denial of a special-category status to Andhra Pradesh.
Though the Modi government enjoys a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha, the BJP must be worried.
In case a no-confidence motion is moved against the Modi government in the Lok Sabha, the BJP will comfortably sail through because it alone has 274 MPs, deducting Independent speaker vote it has just one vote above majority mark that being current half-way mark 540 in the Lok sabhas.
But the TDP's move has rattled the BJP because of the repercussions the no-confidence motion will have on the future prospects of the Modi government a year ahead of the Lok Sabha election.
The motion threatens to severely dent the image of the Modi government and the BJP which heads the NDA.
The TDP has sought to paint the BJP and the Modi government in a bad picture by pitching the Centre's denial of special status to Andhra Pradesh as an injustice to the people of the state.
The TDP's move will throw challenges before the BJP to find allies in the South where it seeks to expand its wing, particularly in Kerala and Tamil Nadu karnataka.
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More than that No-confidence motion entails a detailed and prolonged debate on the floor of the house. It generally involves attack on the ruling party.
The opposition parties seek this opportunity to shred the image of the ruling party to pieces. They highlight all the alleged failures of the government in fulfilling its promise.
Though the BJP, in most likelihood, will win the no-confidence motion on the strength of its comfortable majority, the discussion in the Lok Sabha will give an opportunity to the Opposition to create a perception against the Modi government. This may adversely impact the BJP in the forthcoming Karnataka Assembly elections.
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen Party (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi said his party would support the motion over the "failure of the Modi government to implement the State Reorganisation Act in addition to other things".
"MIM party will support the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha today not only for failure on part of Modi government to implement State Reorganisation Act but failure to fulfil their promise to provide employment to youth & for injustice to Muslim women and minorities," Owaisi said.
CPI (M)'s Sitaram Yechury expressed his support saying that it was inexcusable that Andhra Pradesh was not granted special category status. "CPI (M) supports the no-confidence motion being brought against the BJP government. Its betrayal of the promise of special status for Andhra Pradesh is inexcusable. Its all-round failure and evasion of parliamentary accountability needs to be highlighted," he tweeted.
TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also tweeted her support for the TDP's motion. "I welcome the TDP's decision to leave the NDA. The current situation warrants such action to save the country from disaster," she tweeted.
Though mindful of the dangers ahead of the discussion on no-confidence motion, the BJP has tried to put up a brave face. It has said that the TDP's walking out of the alliance will only help it in the long run.
The AIADMK, which had contested the 2014 polls against the BJP but is generally seen to be its ally, has 37 MPs. Yesterday night prominent Spokesperson of ADMK said his party will support No Confidence motion but with in hours been found immediately sacked by Edapadai Palanaisamy CM of Tamilnadu.
With BJP ally Shiv sena often firing at BJP leaders especially its prime minister Modi ., Main Opposition party Congress which gained four members in parliament in this year by polls defeating BJP in their Strong Hindi Heartland Congress gleefully watching developments.