Ex-MP urges N Chandrababu Naidu to support no-trust move

RAJAHMUNDRY: Former MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar has made a fervent appeal to the Chief Minister Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu to extend support to the no-confidence motion to be moved by the YSR Congress in the ensuing budget session in the Lok Sabha to ensure proper discussion on the floor of Parliament about implementation of various unattended provisions of AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.

Speaking to newsmen here on Tuesday, the former MP welcomed the decision of YSR Congress chief Mr Y.S. Jagan mohan Reddy to move a no-confidence motion against the BJP led NDA regime in the aftermath of a call given by the Jana Sena chief Mr Pawan Kalyan to wage a collective fight against the Centre to get what is due for the state.

He said, “Initiating a no-confidence move against the Centre does not dethrone the existing government. It will facilitate an elaborate discussion on the implementation of provisions of AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 and also the assurances given by the then PM Mr Manmohan Singh on the floor of Rajya Sabha to benefit the residuary state of AP following its bifurcation to help it overcome the teething problems. If such a motion is moved by MPs from AP, it will be more effective than if it is moved by anyone from the Congress party. Moreover, there is a chance for support from Trinamul Congress, CPM, CPI, Shiva Sena and even TRS also to the no-confidence motion. At times, if the motion is moved with good support, it can dethrone the present Government if MPs from several other parties resolve to come to the rescue of people of AP.”

Reacting on the CM Mr Naidu’s remarks that a no confidence motion would be taken up as the last resort, the MP opined that the ongoing budget session was the last resort as the next one would be a ‘vote on account’ only during the election year and suggested to him to change his mind and support the YSR Congress to move such a motion.

Referring to the ongoing fight between both the allies TD and BJP in the state and also in the Centre, the former MP wondered as to why there were doing so and even said that he doubted if the fight was real and it could well be possible that they were only pretending to be in conflict with one another. But he also reiterated that when BJP was claiming that it had given enough funds to the state, the TD government was denying it. This surely called for a through debate on the implementation of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 and the then PM’s assurances in the Rajya Sabha and also financial allocations to the AP by the Centre on the floor of both the Parliament and Assembly. 

He advised YSR Congress chief Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy to allow his elected representatives to take part in the debate in the Assembly to find out facts instead of boycotting the sessions. He said that if YSR Congress had a secret pact with BJP led NDA, Mr Reddy need not attend the court every Friday as such an exercise could be managed by the Centre to give him exemption from personal appearance.

He said, “A piquant political atmosphere is prevailing in the state at present with one political party blaming the other. We can expect some clarity by April or May.”

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