No-confidence motion: PM calls for constructive, disruption-free debate

Marco Green
July 20, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed the fellow MP colleagues to ensure constructive and disruption free debate on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha.

The Prime Minister said 28th of April this year was a historic day for India's development story as Leisang village of Manipur became the last village in the country to be connected to a power grid.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the previous governments and the then Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, did not fulfil the promise of electrifying all households by 2009.

Experts believe the government strategy to allow the no-trust vote on the first day of the monsoon session was meant to steal the Opposition thunder.

The Telugu Desam Party moved the no-confidence notice on Wednesday, after which several Opposition parties rallied behind it.

The government has adequate numbers to defeat the motion. The majority mark, however, stands at 267 as 11 seats are vacant. The NDA at present counts 312 members in the 535-member Lok Sabha, including 274 of the BJP.

The numbers are overwhelmingly in favour of BJP-led NDA but opposition parties like Congress and the CPI-M also seemed to have reconciled to the reality of numbers and said more than ousting the government of the day, they are happy that under the Motion, important and detailed debate will take place in the House on issues confronting the people.

The Congress said it wants to show mirror to the government while CPI-M said dethroning the ruling combine is never its priority as it wants to highlight issues being faced by people and especially the farmers. According to reports, the ruling party at the Centre has also spoke to some of its lawmakers who were expected to skip the trust vote on account of poor health, or otherwise. Meanwhile, taking a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav tweeted, "Congress would have 38 minutes for an natural disaster in the House".

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