On the first day of the Monsoon Session in Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan admitted the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led government. The debate will take place on Friday.
She added that the date and the time for the discussion on the same will be decided later. The no-confidence motion was reportedly moved by several Opposition parties, including Telugu Desam Party and the Congress.
Earlier on Wednesday, Lok Sabha proceedings began on a stormy note with members from the TDP and the SP trooping into the Well of the House as they sought to raise various issues.
As soon as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took up the Question Hour, members from Opposition parties, including the Congress, wanted to raise various issues, creating a din.
Mahajan told members of the House that issues can be discussed after the Question Hour. “I won’t allow…,” she said even as many members continued to raise slogans.
Members from the TDP, a former ally of the ruling NDA government, trooped into the Well with placards and shouted slogans. The members, who were demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh, were reportedly heard saying, “we want justice”.
Some members from the SP were also in the Well as they sought to raise various issues but could not be heard in the din. Standing at their places, many Congress members were also trying to raise certain issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had greeted members before the proceedings began in the Lower House.
The Rajya Sabha also witnessed its first noisy disruption by opposition members, causing ruckus and an adjournment.
After reading obituary references and making an announcement to allow members make speeches in their regional languages, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu called for Zero Hour. But TDP MPs protested, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.
(With agency inputs)