Accusing Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao of trying to gain ‘cheap publicity’, Minister for Civil Supplies and Legislative Affairs D Sridhar Babu on Sunday said that just threats of bringing in a No Confidence motion would not work unless backed up with proper numbers.
Talking to media persons after participating in a programme, Mr Sridhar Babu said that KCR had tried to gain cheap publicity with his statement that he would bring a No Confidence motion against the N Kiran Kumar Reddy government. The Minister said that KCR has not even a remote chance of introducing the No Trust motion, let alone of pulling down the government since he lacks the support of the number of MLAs required.
As per rules, a No Confidence motion can only be introduced if at least one-tenth of the House strength supports the move. In the case of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the TRS needs to have at least 30 MLAs supporting it to even introduce the motion.
Mr Sridhar Babu asked the TRS chief whether he had sufficient numbers to introduce the No Confidence motion against the Kiran Kumar Reddy government. “If indeed he does have the requisite numbers, why did he seek the support of Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu?,” Mr Sridhar Babu wondered.
The Minister revealed that he would write to the Congress High Command to respect the sentiments and aspirations of Telangana people and take an early decision on the formation of the Telangana state.
Reacting on the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee call to employees to extend support to non-cooperative agitation, the Minister said the employees should extend support to government as the decision on Telangana lies with Centre.
Reacting on the complaints received in the Racha Banda programme, Mr Sridhar Babu said the government would take a decision on the complaints after discussing them in a Cabinet meeting.