Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The government on Wednesday sought to quell any speculation regarding early Lok Sabha polls, saying the General Elections will be held as per schedule in May.
Union Minister Kamal Nath said, “Lok Sabha polls will be held as scheduled in May.”
He said the UPA government has the numbers and will defeat the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha.
The notice for a no-confidence motion against the Manmohan Singh government has been given to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar by six Congress MPs from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh.
The MPs’ -- R Sambasiva Rao, Sabbam Hari, V Arun Kumar, A Saiprathap, L Rajagopal and GV Harshakumar -- plan appears to be to embarrass the government on the Telangana issue by seeking support of those opposed to the division of Andhra Pradesh or creation of smaller states.
Any move to bring a no-confidence motion requires the support of some 50 odd members, ten per cent of the membership of the House.