New Delhi, July 19 :Defying Telugu Desam Party’s whip to all Lok Sabha members of the party to be present in the House on Friday for no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, MP JC Diwakar Reddy has decided not to attend the session as he is “fed up” of his party and the Centre.
Miffed due to being sidelined by his own party ,Anantapur MP said, “I will come in front of the media with my logics within a week butI am not going to attend the Parliament session. You can say that I violated the party whip instructions. I am fed up with Centre and our TDP government. And I am fed up with whole political system. “
I'm not going to attend Parliament session, you can say that I violated the party whip. I'm fed up with the centre & our TDP govt. I'm fed up with the whole political system: JC Diwakar Reddy, TDP MP to ANI pic.twitter.com/QTZBUrs8rW
— ANI (@ANI) July 19, 2018
Reddy said that he would not be attending the entire Monsoon Session of Parliament. (TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister) N Chandrababu Naidu knows the reason why he is staying away, said Reddy.
TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Naidu wrote letters to non-BJP, non-Congress parties’ presidents and Parliamentary party leaders seeking support on a no-confidence motion against the Centre over demand for special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
This is the first time that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government will face a no-confidence motion.Speaker Sumitra Mahajan admitted a notice of no-confidence motion by Kesineni Srinivas, a member of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), an estranged ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
A group of other opposition parties have supported the motion.
While giving a nod to the No-Confidence Motion, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the discussion will be followed by voting on Friday.”The House will take up the debate (on the motion) on Friday, July 20th. The discussion will be held for the full day, followed by voting on it,” Mahajan said.