No confidence motion admitted in Andhra Pradesh Assembly
Hyderabad, Mar 15 : The no-confidence motion moved by the opposition parties -- TRS and YSR Congress against the ruling Congress government in Andhra Pradesh was admitted by the Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar in the house today.
Later, the debate also began. Earlier, Mr Manohar announced, after the first adjournment, that he had received notices under Rule 75 one from TRS Floor leader Eetala Rajendera and YSRCP MLA B Shobanagi Reddy expressing no confidence against the government.
The Speaker said both the notices were in order and asked Mr Rajendera to move the motion under leave of the House as he had submitted the notice first.
Later, Mr Rajender said, "I beg to move the leave of the House under Rule 75 expressing no confidence against the Council of Ministers."
Mr Manohar thereafter asked the members to raise from their seats to ascertain about those who were in favour of the motion and directed the assembly staff to start the count.
He later announced that since 45 members were in favour, which was more than one-tenth of the total strength of the House of 294 members, he was allowing the motion.
The YSRCP, CPI, BJP, TDP Rebel and others supported the motion.
The House was later adjourned for 30 minutes by the Speaker to hold the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting to decide the date of the debate.
The members, however, decided to start the debate today itself and the Speaker allotted seven hours and 10 minutes time for it with Congress getting 50 minutes, TDP 35 minutes, TRS one hour, YSRCP 45 minutes, MIM 30 minutes, CPI, BJP 20 minutes and Lok Satta Party, CPI(M) and Independents 15 minutes.