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TDP move will not impact BJP

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Mar 17, 2018, 12:57 am IST
Updated : Mar 17, 2018, 12:57 am IST

The Tamil Nadu’s ruling party has said it will conditionally support the motion if the Centre fails to meet its demand on the Cauvery water issue.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu.
 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu.

New Delhi: With the TDP quitting the NDA and moving a no-confidence motion against the Modi government over the Special Category Status demand to Andhra Pradesh, the government managers are confident that the move will not have any impact as the government has enough numbers.

TDP has 16 MPs in the Lok Sabha. The BJP-led NDA has a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha, having 315 members. The BJP on its own has 274 members, which is well above the current halfway mark of 270. Current strength of Lok Sabha is 536.

Ally Shiv Sena, which is yet to officially make its stand clear on the motion has 18 MPs The others are the Lok Janshakti Party (6), Akali Dal (4), Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (3), Apna Dal has 2, JD(U) has 2 and AINRC, JKPDP, NPP, PMK, SDF, Swabhimani Paksha,  all have one each.

The AIADMK, which had contested the 2014 polls against the BJP but is generally seen to be its ally, has 37 MPs.

The Tamil Nadu’s ruling party has said it will conditionally support the motion if the Centre fails to meet its demand on the Cauvery water issue.

Another non-NDA party, which is seen supporting the government on certain issues is the BJD, which has 20 MPs and is yet to clear its stand on whether or not it will support the motion.

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