YSRC to move no-confidence motion against AP Speaker

A day after it lost the motion of no-confidence against the Andhra Pradesh government, the opposition YSR Congress Tuesday issued a notice to move a similar motion against Legislative Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 15, 2016, 11:15 AM IST

Hyderabad: A day after it lost the motion of no-confidence against the Andhra Pradesh government, the opposition YSR Congress Tuesday issued a notice to move a similar motion against Legislative Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao.

YSRC MLA Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy and others were signatories to the notice seeking to move the no-confidence motion against the Speaker.

The notice was handed over to the Legislature Secretary (in-charge) K Satyanarayana Rao ahead of the start of the day's proceedings.

At least 50 legislators are required to support the motion when it is moved for the leave of the House for the no-confidence motion to be admitted.

The YSRC, which technically has 67 members in the 175-member AP Assembly, lost the motion of no-confidence against the Council of Ministers yesterday.

The motion was defeated by voice vote at the end of a nearly nine-hour acrimonious debate in the House late last night.

YSRC President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy admitted in the House that they moved the no-confidence motion against the government only to get eight of their party MLAs, who recently crossed over to the ruling Telugu Desam, disqualified.