Ahead of the no-confidence motion which will be taken up against the BJP government in Lok Sabha today, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has said AIADMK will not support.
Speaking to reporters, the CM said, “No one supported us when we were fighting for our Cauvery rights.”
It may be noted DMK working president M K Stalin has already announced that his party supports the no-confidence motion. He also urged the AIADMK government to do the same and reasoned that the central government had a step motherly treatment towards Tamil Nadu.
A no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was accepted by Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan, on July 18.
A no-confidence motion is moved by a Member of Parliament (MP) if the member feels that the government is not functioning satisfactorily, in which case the member demands its resignation.
In a total strength of 535 members in the Lower House, the Narendra Modi government requires 268 to sail through the majority mark and defeat the motion.
Mahajan, who took up the issue after the question hour, said she had received notices from Opposition MPs expressing lack of confidence in the Union Council of Ministers, and that she was duty-bound to put it before the House.
Meanwhile, Anantapur TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy said that he would not be attending the entire Monsoon Session of Parliament. Notably, TDP’s Kesineni Srinivas was the first to present his no-confidence notice.