Cong in Andhra says ready to face no-confidence motion
Hyderabad: The ruling Congress in Andhra
Pradesh on Tuesday expressed confidence over facing a no-confidence
motion, in case it is moved on the floor of the assembly.
"Moving a no-confidence motion is the right of the
opposition parties. We have no objection to it. We are ready
to face it," state Congress president D Srinivas told
He was replying to a query about the war of words
between Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and main opposition
TDP on tabling a no-trust vote against the Congress
Jagan had charged that 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
Earlier, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy had also
exuded confidence on facing the no-confidence motion.
Asked about some Congress MLAs still siding with
Jagan, Srinivas said there was some confusion over the matter.
"But such MLAs are meeting the Chief Minister and also
ministers. There is some confusion over the issue and
appropriate action would be taken," he said.
When pointed out that some Congress MLAs attended a
meeting held by Jagan's party today, the PCC president said
nothing of that sort came to his notice.
Replying to a query, Srinivas said the Centre has
understood the Telangana issue and would take a decision on it
at an appropriate time.
Asked about the threat of some Congress MPs from
Telangana to quit their posts if a favourable decision on the
separate statehood demand is not taken by June 15, the PCC
president only commented, "Let's see".
Srinivas appealed to the party leaders and activists to
gear up for the coming Zilla Parishad and Mandal Parishad