BJP ready to face ‘no-confidence’ motion: Ananth Kumar

New Delhi, : Union minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar on Monday said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is “ready to face the no-confidence motion” to be moved by the YSR Congress in Lok Sabha.

YSR Congress which is an opposition party in Andhra Pradesh on March 18 gave a notice to the Lok Sabha General-Secretary seeking to move a no-confidence motion in the Lower House against the Centre for its refusal to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking to ANI, Kumar said, “We are ready to face no-confidence motion as we have support in the House. We are confident.”

However, the Opposition could not move the no-confidence motion as the Lower House was adjourned.

While the Communist Party of India (CPI) extended their support for the no-confidence motion, Shiv Sena said that they would neither support the Government nor the Opposition but would abstain.

The Opposition party in Andhra Pradesh has been protesting in the Parliament over the non-issuance of special category status to the state.

The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), too, reached a deadlock with its ally BJP over this issue and ultimately quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition on Friday. (ANI)