The opposition has been trying unitedly to step up pressure on the government, despite the lack of numbers, through the no-confidence motions. But consensus on the issue has been elusive and till date, while four parties have issued notices, none have been taken up.
The last to give a no-confidence notice was Congress on Friday -- almost a week after the Telugu Desam party and the YSR Congress led the way. But the move by the south parties had got derailed following persistent protests by Tamil Nadu's AIADMK and TRS. While AIADMK was demanding Cauvery waters, the ruling TRS of Telangana was focused on local issues.
After frustrated leaders of Chandrababu Naidu's party alleged that the protests were "stage-managed", the AIADMK declared that they would extend no help to Andhra Pradesh, since the state failed to cooperate with them on key issues including the sharing of Palar river water.
The two parties have managed to keep the House paralysed with their protests since.
The government has reached out to the opposition after sharp comments from the Congress, which pointed out that in a first, there has been no effort to resolve the logjam or carry out a backchannel communication, which is otherwise a norm.
Last week, Vijay Goel, the junior minister of parliamentary affairs, said he was making an effort to reach out to the senior leaders of the Congress, AIADMK and the Telugu Desam Party.
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