The opposition in Haryana will move a no-confidence motion against the Manohar Lal Khattar government on Wednesday. Former chief minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that his party also plans to bring many “Adjournment” and “Calling Attention” motions.
“The Congress is going to bring no-confidence motion, Minimum Support Price (MSP) guarantee bill, many adjournments and calling attention motion against the government. We will seek answers on issues such as farmers’ neglect, rising unemployment, changes in domicile regulations, rising crime, paper leaks, liquor and registry scams,” the Congress leader said.
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Dushyant Chautala’s Jananayaka Janta Party (JJP) lead the government in Haryana. Both the parties have issued whips asking their respective legislators to be present in the House on Wednesday. The JJP chief whip chief whip Amarjeet Dhanda also asked MPs to be ‘present positively in the House throughout the day’ and support the government.
Assembly speaker Gian Chand Gupta fixed the date for the no-confidence motion last Friday. The no-confidence motion will be brought before the assembly during the ongoing budget session.
Bharat Bhushan Batra, chief whip of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP), also issued a whip to party MLAs on Tuesday asking them to be present in the House on Wednesday to support no-confidence motion against the Khattar government. Members are advised not to leave the House without the prior permission of CLP Leader, the note from Batra said.
Last week, Hooda said that the no-confidence motion will clearly show which MLAs support the farmers. “The coalition government has emerged as the biggest anti-farmer government in the country due to the dictatorial attitude towards the farmers’ movement,” Hooda had told news agency PTI.
In the 2019 state election, the BJP secured 40 seats in the 90-member assembly, down from 47 in 2014. The Congress came in second with 31 seats, up from the 15 seats it held in the previous assembly. Dushyant Chautala’s JJP got 10 assembly seats.