Days after protesting in the well of the Parliament, AIADMK MPs who were the cause of the din in the house leading to the delay in the admission of No-Confidence Motion, finally, have agreed to back the no-trust motion. This is a significant political development that may mount pressure on Speaker to admit the No-Confidence Motion in the last week of the Budget Session of Parliament.
AIADMK announced that it is also in favour of No-Confidence Motion against ruling Narendra Modi government on condition that No-Confidence Motion is moved against the Centre on the Cauvery issue. Senior AIADMK leader M Thambidurai on Sunday said his party would consider moving a no-trust motion in Parliament against the NDA government if Congress supports it.
Seeking to make his party’s position clear,Thambidruai, a senior AIADMK leader from Western Tamil Nadu, said such a no-trust move would however be only for the Cauvery issue.
“Only on the Cauvery issue… not for any other general issue. To urge constitution of the Cauvery Management Board, and since the Centre has failed to do that, we will consider that if other parties like Congress support it.” Thambidurai said Tamil Nadu’s demand seeking to set up of Cauvery Management Board (CMB) should become a “people’s movement” in the state just like the popular stir seeking nod for the bull taming sport of Jallikattu of last year.
However, Congress may not support AIADMK’s No-Confidence Motion on Cauvery Management Board. Since the Congress is contesting polls in Karnataka where Cauvery issue is a major issue. Since Congress is in ruling in Karnataka and wants to return to power under Siddaramaiah’s leadership, it may not back the AIADMK’s No-Trust Motion. If TDP could convince the AIADMK MPs and take their support for their No-Confidence Motion, it would alter the ongoing political situation and may raise the temperatures.