Commenting on TDP’s No Confidence Motion against Narendra Modi-led government, BJP’s national president Amit Shah said that BJP would sail to victory easily. He enthused confidence that No Trust motion will easily be defeated. “Opposition’s no-confidence motion will be easily defeated by a 300-plus majority commanded by NDA in the Lok Sabha,” Amit Shah asserted. “We are very much ready to face the proposed no-confidence motion. It is Modi vs the Rest,” said Amit Shah.
Looking at numbers, the BJP-led government still has a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha having the support of around 315 members and on its own has 274 -well above the current halfway mark of 270. After the recent losses in the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar bypolls, the BJP on its own has 274 members and the allies account for 41 members.
They include a sulking Shiv Sena (18), which has still not said which way it will vote in a no-cofidence motion by the TDP. The others are the Lok Janshakti Party (6), Akali Dal (4), Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (3), Apna Dal (2), JD-U (2) and AINRC, JKPDP, NPP, PMK, SDF, Swabhimani Paksha – all one each.
The AIADMK, which had contested the 2014 polls against the BJP but is generally seen to be its ally, has 37 MPs. Odisha’s Biju Janata Dal, which has 20 members in the Lok Sabha and eight MPs in Rajya Sabha, is yet to take a final call.
However, the whole issue of the No Confidence Motion brought a lot of attention of nation towards AP and its problems. The issue highlighted Modi and his team’s injustice to the state. Amit Shah has rushed to AP to meet AP’s BJP leaders to talk about the ground situation. Both the ruling TDP government and Opposition YSRCP have moved No Confidence Motion giving jitters to Modi. Looks like, BJP is going to have very difficult time in AP.