New Delhi: The Lok Sabha could not take up the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government yet again on Friday due to continuous uproarious scenes despite a repeated plea from the Chair.
The House was adjourned without transacting any major business for the 15th day till Tuesday. Adjourning the House, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the members had requested her for a holiday on Monday, 26 March, on account of Ramnavami.
Taking up the no-trust Motion moved by the TDP and the YSR Congress Party, the Speaker told the agitating members that she had to do a headcount of 50 members standing on their designated places to allow taking up of the motion.
“I am duty-bound to allow the no-confidence motion. As the House is not in order, I will not be able to allow to take up the motion,” the Speaker said in reference to the no-trust motion moved by TDP MP Thota Narasimham and YV Subba Reddy of YSR Congress Party.
The Congress, Left and TDP members among others stood in their places rendering their support to the no-confidence motion. Mahajan, however, said she could not do the headcount on amid chaos and members entering the Well and thus adjourned the House till Tuesday.
A no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha can be accepted, only if there is support of at least 50 members. Earlier, the House was adjourned within minutes of assembling till 12 noon after paying tributes to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas.
The Speaker paid homage to the most revered figures of the Indian freedom struggle who were hanged on 23 March 1931. Mahajan said the three brave hearts attained freedom to liberate the country from the shackles of foreign rule.