No-confidence motion Live Updates:
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02:47 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor On Rahul Gandhi’s Speech
“What an astonishing performance by Rahul Gandhi. It was a game-changing speech, tearing apart the Govt ‘s claims & ending with that unscripted hug that has literally taken the BJP’s breath away.”
02:15 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman On Rahul Gandhi’s Comment On Rafale Deal
“Secrecy agreement with France was signed in 2008 and Rafale deal was also covered in it”.
02:14 PM IST
“This agreement of secrecy was signed by then defence minister AK Anthony,” said Nirmala Sitharaman.
02:10 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi goes up to PM Modi and gives him a hug.
02:07 PM IST
When your minister talks of changing the constitution then its an attack on Ambedkarji and an attack on India: Rahul Gandhi
01:50 PM IST
MSP is also a ‘jumla strike’. Kisano ko bhi sirf jumle se lubhaya ja raha hai: Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha no-confidence motion.
01:45 PM IST
Lok Sabha resumed.
01:37 PM IST
Lok Sabha adjourned till 1.45 pm after uproar during Rahul Gandhi’s speech.
01:34 PM IST
PM Modi’s GST destroyed oursmall scale traders. He prefers to travel abroad and talk to only rich businessmen, but he never reached out tosmall scale businessmen: Rahul Gandhi
01:30 PM IST
“PM Modi cannot look into my eyes,” says Rahul Gandhi.
01:28 PM IST
“Under PM’s pressure Nirmala Sitharaman lied to the country. Who are you helping, tell us PM, Nirmala ji,” said Rahul Gandhi.
01:24 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi says Nirmala Sitaraman lied aboutRafaele fighter jet deal.
01:17 PM IST
China 50, 000 yuvaon ko 24 ghante mein rozgar deta hai, aap (Govt) log 24 ghante mein 400 yuvaon ko rozgaar dete ho: Rahul Gandhi.
01:15 PM IST
You are the victim of a 21st-century political weapon & you are not the only one. The political weapon is called the ‘jumla strike’: Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
01:10 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi says, “I heard Mr Galla’s speech very carefully, I listened to everything you said. And I sensed a certain anxiety, a deep feeling of pain. And I want to tell you from here that you are the victim of a 21st century political weapon. Very fantastic political weapon.”
01:07 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi begins his speech by thanking Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
01:06 PM IST
BJP’s Rakesh Singh wraps up his speech.
12:50 PM IST
We might bring it sometime. No Confidence motion is not always to take down the govt. Sometimes it’s for making govt provide answers to the public. If not in this session, we will try to bring it in the next session: Tejashwi Yadav.
12:30 PM IST
Counter To TDP’s Charges
Rakesh Singh says Most of the complaints which the TDP listed arose when the Congress was in power. He asks the logic of the TDP standing with the Congress and moving a no-confidence motion against the Modi govt.
12:30 PM IST
BJP’s 1st Response To No-Confidence Debate By Rakesh Singh:
Manmohan Singh said minorities have the first right on country’s resources. However, PM Modi gave new direction by saying that first right on country’s resources is of the poor.
Galla ji said he was cursing us, but Mr Galla, the moment you sided with the Congress, you were cursed yourself.
We recently saw HD Kumaraswamy crying on TV, he said felt like he was drinking poison.
No-confidence motion – The Lok Sabha today will witness its first no-confidence vote against a ruling government in 15 years today. The BJP-led NDA government had agreed to the vote after an opposition of various parties had submitted papers for the no confidence motion which were admitted by speaker Sumitra Mahajan. With a move to kill off the Congress lead opposition claims of an united anti-NDA front gaining strength over the year, the NDA agreed to the motion.
Before we dwell into further details of the No-confidence motion, to take place today morning we tell you what is a no-confidence motion?
A government can function only when it has majority support in the Lok Sabha which is 273 out of the 504 seats. If any member of the House feels that the government in power does not have a majority then he/she can move a no-confidence motion against the ruling government. If the motion is accepted, then the party in power has to prove its majority in the House with discussions taking place followed by voting by the members.
With the motion a desperate attempt by the opposition to gain some kind of leverage before the general elections of 2019, it is wide belief that the move will back-fire for them badly come today morning. Discussions will be held and speeches given by both the parties in a bid to garner some last minute votes for their cause. The Lok Sabha session will be held on Friday with the Rajya Sabha session on Monday.
With Shiv Sena, AIADMK on its side the NDA is likely to sail through. The ruling party is expected to defeat the motion by virtue of its numbers in the Lok Sabha, with 273 members and the Narendra Modi lead NDA boasting of 314. With the opposition trying its hardest to garner up some numbers in their support to save face, as far as Thursday evening, Congress (48 MPs), TDP (15), TMC (34), NCP (7), CPI-M (9), AAP (4) and RJD (4) confirmed their support for the no-confidence motion, which only adds up to 122 members. The much hyped about opposition by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will be in for a drubbing come the end of the vote at Friday’s session of the Monsoon Lok Sabha session.
The NDA will take this opportunity to not only show their strength but also emphasise once again on the work done by the government over the past four years in the 3 hours and 33 minutes allotted to the BJP.
We shall keep you updated on the results of the No-confidence vote.