It is after a 15-year hole {that a} no-confidence motion was moved against the state authorities

Thiruvananthapuram: The no-confidence motion moved by the Congress-led UDF against the Left authorities in Kerala was defeated by 87-40 votes on Monday after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan mounted a scathing assault on the nationwide occasion, saying it’s in a “pathetic situation” and most of its leaders had been ready for a name to affix the BJP.

It is after a 15-year hole {that a} no-confidence motion was moved against the federal government.

In 2005, the then CPM legislator Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had moved a motion, levelling corruption costs against the Oommen Chandy authorities.

On Monday, after a marathon 9-hour dialogue, the motion, the primary against the 4-yr-outdated LDF authorities, was defeated with 87 members opposing it and 40 supporting it in the 140-member home with two vacancies.

Owing to the COVID-19 well being protocol, voting was held in a conventional method, whereby who supported the motion stood up and their names had been referred to as out and counted. Similarly, those that opposed stood up and their numbers had been taken.

The Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan, then introduced that the “motion for no-confidence has been dismissed”. Slamming the Congress, Vijayan stated the occasion was not capable of elect its chief whereas seniors had been describing one another as “BJP agents.”

He claimed many of the leaders had been ready for a name from the BJP to affix it.

The Chief Minister was referring to the management difficulty confronted by the Congress, with a bit demanding collective management and one other reposing religion in the Gandhi household.

Listing out the occasions in which the Congress had supported the BJP in the previous to drag down varied secular governments on the Centre, Vijayan stated the grand outdated occasion has grow to be the ”B Team” of the saffron occasion.

“You left your ideology on secularism and your identity and became the B team of BJP. The same is happening in Kerala,” he stated.

He additionally stated that there’s an “underlying relation” between the Congress, Muslim League and the BJP, which he termed because the “CO-LE-B team” and stated the Jamat-e-Islami has taken over the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and the RSS, the Congress.

“Jamat-e-Islami hijacks the League and RSS, the Congress. All the anti-communists have joined together and formed an anti-communist platform. They don’t have anything against the state government and hence tried to create a smokescreen to tarnish our image,” Vijayan stated in his marathon almost 4-hour speech.

As he continued to record out the achievements of his authorities, opposition members rushed to the nicely of the home elevating slogans against the federal government and stated the Chief Minister was not replying to the allegations raised by UDF.

In the 140 member home, LDF has 93 MLAs, UDF 45 and BJP, one. There can also be an unbiased member. Two seats are vacant following the dying of Thomas Chandy and M Vijayan Pilla, who represented Kuttanad and Chavara constituencies.

Nonagenarian VS Achutanandan, Minister KT Jaleel and George M Thomas abstained from the LDF facet, whereas Eldose Kunnapally, CF Thomas, Roshi Augustine and N Jeyaraj abstained from the voting course of.

The lone BJP member O Rajagopal additionally was not current.

Two members – Karat Razak (LDF) and KM Shaji (UDF) wouldn’t have voting rights because the Kerala High Court has declared their elections void and their appeals are pending earlier than the Supreme Court.

Chennithala later instructed reporters that the chief minister didn’t give any reply to the eight allegations the entrance had raised. “The CM’s speech was like the lengthy budget speech of the Governor”, he stated.

The opposition UDF and BJP have been levelling severe costs against the federal government and have alleged that the Chief Minister’s Office has hyperlinks with the gold smuggling case, life mission venture, in addition to others.

VD Satheesan (congress) moved the motion, alleging that the CMO was “hijacked” by the gold smuggling gang.

The gold smuggling instances pertains to costs that it was smuggled by way of the diplomatic baggage of the UAE consulate, whereas the Life Mission Project includes constructing properties at Vadakkanchery in Thrissur for the poor who misplaced their dwellings in the floods final yr.

The Opposition additionally costs the federal government, starting from smuggling of gold by way of diplomatic baggage of the UAE consulate and corruption in the Life Mission venture for constructing properties for the poor who misplaced their dwellings throughout final yr’s floods.

Satheeshan additionally stated the ministers and the chief minister had been attempting to “pin all the blame” in the gold smuggling case on M Sivasankar, suspended former principal secretary to Chief Minister and IT Secretary.

The Assembly additionally handed the Finance Bill 2020-21, which couldn’t be executed after the state price range in February as the home was adjourned sine die on 13 March as a result of coronavirus scare.

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