No-confidence motion against AP govt welcome: Satyanarayana
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 23:18
Hyderabad: Asserting that there is no threat to the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh from any quarter, state Transport Minister B Satyanarayana on Wednesday said he would welcome if a no-confidence motion is tabled by any party.

"There is no threat to the stability of the government. In fact, it will be good for us if a no-confidence motion is moved on the floor of the Assembly. We will get an opportunity to say what we are doing. That's why, we welcome it," he told reporters here.

He was replying to a query about the war of words between Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and main opposition TDP on tabling a no-trust vote against the Congress government.

Jagan had charged that the TDP was not interested in moving a no-confidence motion, as it had a clandestine agreement with Congress.

Asserting that it is ready to move a no-trust vote over farmers' issues, TDP challenged Jagan to parade MLAs loyal to him before the Governor, so that he can dethrone the Congress government.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and state Congress president D Srinivas have earlier expressed confidence on facing the no-confidence motion.

Taking serious exception to the attack on Congress government over paddy procurement and other farmers' issues by TDP, Jagan and other opposition parties, the Transport Minister said the charges are baseless.

The levy paddy procurement target is 13 lakh tonnes and 8.60 lakh tonnes has already been procured and a total of 15 lakh tonnes will be purchased, he said.

"TDP, the new party (Jagan) and BJP are making allegations for political gains. We know our responsibility and we don't run away from problems," he said.


First Published: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 23:18

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