TRS & TDP move no-trust motion against Kiran govt on Telangana & drought డిసెంబర్ 4, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Congress, CPI, elections, politics, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
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TRS moves no-trust motion against Kiran govt
TNN December 4, 2011
HYDERABAD: Accusing Congress and Telugu Desam Party of conspiring to prevent the Assembly from moving a resolution in support of separate Telangana state, TRS on Friday gave a notice to Speaker Nadendla Manohar seeking to move a no-confidence motion against the Kiran Kumar Reddy government.
The TRS notice comes a day after TDP gave a similar notice over government’s failure to come to the rescue of drought-hit farmers in the state. TRSLP floor leader E Rajendar in his letter, signed by nine of the 13 TRS MLAs, said, “This House expresses no-confidence in the council of ministers…. On account of its failure to keep the promise made by the government on Telangana.”
Though TRS needs the support of at least 30 members to initiate a debate on the no-trust motion, the party feels that this would give them an opportunity to expose the Congress and TDP on the Telangana issue. “If T Congress and TDP MLAs do not come forward to support our no-trust motion, their sincerity and commitment towards the statehood cause will stand exposed. We have already announced our support to TDP’s no-trust motion in return for their help in moving a resolution on Telangana,” said Rajendar.
Earlier in the day, pandemonium prevailed in the House for the second consecutive day with the TDP and TRS members disrupting the proceedings in support of their respective demands for a no-confidence motion and a resolution on Telangana.
Members from both the parties surrounded the Speaker’s podium as soon as the House assembled for the day resulting in two adjournments, one of them barely two minutes after the session began. They refused to resume their seats despite Speaker’s assurance that he was in receipt of the TDP’s no-confidence motion and that he would inform them about the rule position. Some Telangana Congress MLAs were seen raising slogans in support of a separate state, while TDP members displayed placards demanding introduction of a bill on Telangana in the current session of Parliament.
But for introduction of three government bills, the House could not transact any other business. The bills introduced on Friday were The AP Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments (amendment) Bill 2011, the AP Municipal Laws (second amendment) Bill 2011 and the Land Reforms (Ceiling on Agricultural Holdings) (amendment) Bill 2011.
According to Friday’s schedule, the House was to take up short discussions on ‘drought situation and problems of farmers’ and ‘rising prices of essential commodities.’ Even the condolence motions could not be taken up because of the logjam in the Assembly.
Soon after the Speaker adjourned the House for the day at around 11 am, TRS legislators staged a dharna outside the CM’s chamber demanding withdrawal of all cases against Telangana agitators.