Governor must intervene for no-trust motion in Assembly: Naidu
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 04, 2011, 20:27
Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party has sought Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan's intervention to get the state Assembly re-convened for taking up a no-confidence motion against the Kiran Kumar Reddy government.

As the new Deputy Speaker Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka adjourned the House sine die soon after the process of election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker was completed this afternoon, a furious TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu led all his party MLAs to the Governor to lodge a protest over the former's "undemocratic act".

"As the principal Opposition, we have every right to move a no-confidence motion against the government which lost the people's confidence. The government particularly lost the confidence of crisis-stricken farmers. Hence we gave a notice for moving the no-trust motion," Chandrababu told the Governor.

The TDP Chief said the party had given a notice in the Assembly for no-confidence motion in accordance with the rules. "But in a most undemocratic manner, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House sine die without even making a mention of our notice," he complained and demanded that the House be re-convened to take up the no-trust motion.

"As the Constitutional head of the state, it is the Governor's responsibility to set right the wrongs committed by the government. We wanted him to do that and the Governor promised to take the necessary required action," the Leader of Opposition, emerging from the meeting with Governor, told reporters.

Naidu lambasted the government over the manner in which the entire proceedings were conducted in the Assembly today.

"Could it (government) not realise that a Supreme Court judgement of 2006 existed on the voting procedure before issuing a bulletin related to the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker? Why did it have to change the procedure without consulting the Opposition parties," he asked, referring to the amendment in the rules of the House ahead of the crucial voting for the Speaker's post today.

Mocking YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, the TDP Chief said he wondered where the former ran away when the opportunity came for him to pull down the government.

"Why did you (Jagan) show mercy on this anti-people government if you are so concerned about the people," the TDP president asked.

He raised doubts that the YSR Congress leader may have struck a deal with Congress bosses in New Delhi to save the Kiran Kumar government.

People would have trusted Jagan had the MLAs backing him voted against the Congress candidates in election of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker today and pulled down the government, Naidu said.

"Now, Jagan too lost people's confidence," he said.


First Published: Saturday, June 04, 2011, 20:27

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