Twelve Opposition parties, including the Congress, have announced their intention to move no-confidence motions against the National Democratic Alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party as soon as the Monsoon Session of Parliament begins on Wednesday.

The Telugu Desam Party, a former ally of the NDA, served notice of a no-confidence motion to the Lok Sabha secretariat on Tuesday to be taken up on Wednesday. The no-confidence motion attempted by his party and opposition YSR Congress Party in the Budget Session could not be debated due to adjournments. Both parties are demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh. The Trinamool Congress also gave Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over incidents of mob lynching in the country.

The Triple Talaq Bill and the election to the post of deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha are expected to be taken up during the Parliament session. The Triple Talaq Bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha in December. But it was blocked in the Rajya Sabha the following month by a numerically-stronger Opposition, which wanted the legislation to be scrutinised by a select committee.

The 12 Opposition parties that met on Monday decided they would put up a joint candidate for the post of deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan last week wrote to members, asking them to avoid the “cycle of interruptions” in the House by staging disruption. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too urged Opposition parties to cooperate in helping Parliament run smoothly during the Monsoon Session. On Tuesday, Opposition party legislators wrote to Mahajan blaming the Centre for the washout of the Budget Session.

During the previous session of the Parliament, the Budget Session, the Lok Sabha lost nearly 128 hours to “interruptions and forced adjournments”. Only 34 hours of sittings took place. The second tranche of the Budget Session, which concluded on April 6, saw proceedings being washed out each day amid uproar from the Opposition for various reasons.

The Budget Session that concluded on April 6 was the least productive since 2000, according to PRS Legislative Research, with daily disruptions paralysing proceedings.