The Modi government won the vote of confidence after 325 MPs voted in favour of the government while 126 MPs voted against. The majority mark in the house was 226 after some parties walked out.
- PM Modi addressed the House for 90 minutes amid protests by TDP MPs
- Rahul Gandhi had hugged PM Modi at the end of his Lok Sabha speech earlier in the day
- The BJP slammed Rahul Gandhi’s act calling it drama and theatrics
TDP, SP Storm Well on Day 1 of Monsoon Session
The Monsoon Session of the Parliament began on Wednesday, 18 July, with former NDA ally Telugu Desam Party (TDP), and Samajwadi Party (SP) taking to the well of the Lok Sabha.
The TDP once again put forward its long-pending demand for a special status for Andhra Pradesh. The SP, on the other hand, protested the rising incidents of mob violence in the country.
Amit Shah Speaks to Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray
ANI quotes sources as saying that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah, on 19 July, spoke to Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray ahead of the no-confidence motion debate in the Lok Sabha on Friday. CNN-News18 reported that Thackeray had assured Shah of Shiv Sena’s support to the government during the trust vote.
AAP to Vote in Favour of No-Confidence
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) issued a whip, directing its MPs to vote no-confidence, reported ANI.
AIADMK Might Not Back No-Confidence Motion
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Thursday hinted that his party AIADMK might not back the no-confidence motion, saying the motion was moved by the TDP over an issue concerning Andhra Pradesh.
"You should understand. They (TDP) have moved the no-confidence motion for a problem concerning Andhra Pradesh. When AIADMK MPs from Tamil Nadu stalled Parliament (during the previous session), who did voice (support) for us, who came forward to solve the problems of Cauvery delta farmers?" he asked.
"Which state came forward? No state did," he told reporters in Salem in response to a query whether the AIADMK will support the motion.
Congress Addresses Media on No-Confidence Motion
The Congress said that the 'no-confidence motion' was more than a show of numbers and it will use the occasion to "expose" the government's "failure".
Addressing a press conference, Congress' senior spokesperson Anand Sharma said his party has the support of other opposition parties on the no-confidence motion which has been brought "to show the mirror to the government", highlight the various issues concerning the people of the country and ensure that the truth reaches them.
"It is not only a question of numbers. We will use the occasion to expose the government and raise various issues concerning the people of the country and tell the truth to the people. This is the launch of a campaign which will send them packing in 2019 Lok Sabha elections," he told reporters.
BJP to Speak for 3 Hours 33 Minutes, Congress for 38 Minutes
The BJP will get 3 hours 33 minutes to speak on the no-confidence motion against it, while the Congress has been alloted 38 minutes, reported ANI.
The time allotted to other parties is as following:
- Shiv Sena: 14 minutes
- BJD: 15 minutes
- AIADMK: 29 minutes
- TMC: 27 minutes
- TDP: 13 minutes
- TRS: 9 minutes
- CPI (M): 7 minutes
- NCP: 6 minutes
- SP: 6 minutes
- LJSP: 5 minutes
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will reportedly lead the Congress’ arguments for the no-confidence motion.
Do Raise Issues Other Than Andhra's Special Status: Opposition Tells TDP
Apart from its main demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh, opposition parties have asked the TDP to raise issues such as lynching and communal violence to present a united front for a synchronised attack on the government during the discussion on the no-trust motion in the Lok Sabha tomorrow.
According to a senior leader, the Congress's Gulam Nabi Azad had a discussion with other opposition leaders, who agreed that since other parties have supported the TDP's no-confidence motion, the southern party should also reciprocate and mention the issues raised by them in the House.
BJD to Reveal Stand on No-Confidence Motion in Parliament Tomorrow
The ruling BJD in Odisha will reveal its stand on the no-confidence motion against the NDA-led Centre on the floor of the Parliament on Friday, a senior party leader told PTI.
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) with 19 MPs has the fifth largest number of members in the Lower House.
Will See What We Have to Do Tomorrow: Shiv Sena MP
Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant said that the party MPs have only received a direction to be present on Friday.
“Shiv Sena will work on directions of Uddhav Thackeray Ji. No-confidence Motion hasn't been moved by Shiv Sena, we will see what we have to do tomorrow. We have only been asked to be present in the Lok Sabha tomorrow,” said Sawant.
Rahul, Kharge, Scindia to Speak for Congress
Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with Mallikarjun Khadge and Jyotiraditya Scindia are the speakers from Congress party.
Not yet Decided on Supporting Govt During No-Trust Vote: Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena’s chief whip in the Lok Sabha Chandrakant Khaire told ANI that the earlier “notice” (whip) issued to the party MPs had said they must remain present in the Parliament all day long. The final decision as to whether the party will support the Modi government will be taken by the Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday, 20 July in the morning.
He further added, “There was no whip issued to vote one way or another.”
Another Sena source said the earlier whip was issued "by mistake" and it has been recalled as the Sena felt that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government is walking on thin ice in terms of numbers to cross the majority mark of 273 in the Lok Sabha, reported PTI.
'People Have Already Passed No-Trust Vote Against Modi', Says Randeep Surjewala
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Modi government has lost the confidence of the people as they have already passed their no-confidence against him and his government and now they are only waiting for the 2019 elections, reported PTI.
“The game of numbers may be one thing, but Modi ji has lost the confidence of the people. Had he not lost the game of numbers too, they would not have prostrated before their allies and friendly parties,” Surjewala said.
Important day for India's Parliamentary Democracy, Says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, hours before the Lok Sabha discusses the no-confidence motion, tweeted that it was an important day for India's parliamnetary democracy. "I am sure my fellow MP colleagues will rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive, comprehensive and disruption free debate. We owe this to the people and the makers of our Constitution. India will be watching us closely," he wrote.
Today is an important day in our Parliamentary democracy. I am sure my fellow MP colleagues will rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive, comprehensive & disruption free debate. We owe this to the people & the makers of our Constitution. India will be watching us closely.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2018
TDP's Srinivas to Open Debate on No-Confidence Motion
Telugu Desam Party's Kesineni Srinivas will open the debate, for it was his no-confidence motion that was accepted for the discussion. Sources in the Congress told The Quint that a leader spoke to Chandrababu Naidu and asked if his MP would allow Rahul to initiate the debate. However, the Congress has not received any assurance as yet.
AAP MPs to Back TDP's No-confidence Motion
Four Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs will be supporting the TDP's no-confidence motion when the Lok Sabha discusses the matter later today, reported CNN-News18.
Uddhav Will Announce his Decision Between 10:30-11:00 AM, Says Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Friday said the discussion will start at 11 am, adding that the nation was concerned about their stand. "Our party will make the right decision. Between 10:30 -11:00 am party chief will himself tell the party about his decision," Raut told ANI.
TRS Likely to Walk Out During Trust Vote
The Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) MPs are likely to walk out when the Lok Sabha discusses the no-confidence vote today, CNN-News18 reported.
Ram Vilas Paswan, Harsimrat Kaur to Represent NDA During Trust Vote
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur will represent the NDA in the Lok Sabha. Rahul Gandhi, on the other hand, will be the first speaker from the Congress party. Among the leaders from the grand old party, Gandhi is likely to get the maximum time to put forward his argument during the trust vote today.
PM Modi to Meet Leaders, Cabinet Ministers at 10:45 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP leaders, and cabinet ministers will meet at 10:45 AM today ahead of the trust vote in the Lok Sabha, reported CNN-News18.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh Warns of an 'Earthquake'
Union Minister Giriraj Singh, in a tweet, asked everyone to brace themselves for an “earthquake”. In doing so, Singh took a swipe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who had in the past, said there would be an earthquake if he spoke for 15 minutes in Parliament.
भूकंप के मज़े लेने के लिए तैयार हो जाइए ।— Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) July 20, 2018
Rajnath, Rakesh, Virendra, and Arjun to Represent Government
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MPs Rakesh Singh, Virendra Singh Mast and Arjun Ram Meghwal will represent the government in the Lok Sabha during the no-confidence motion debate on Friday.
BJP President Amit Shah Arrives at Parliament
BJP President Amit Shah, along with Vijay Goyal, Ananth Kumar and Bhupendra Yadav, arrived at the Parliament ahead of the no-trust vote against the BJP-led government.
Shiv Sena to Abstain From Voting
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut told Republic TV that his party will abstain from voting during the no-confidence motion debate in the Lok Sabha.
Proceedings in the Lok Sabha Begin
The proceedings in the Lok Sabha have begun. The debate on the no-confidence motion is yet to begin.
Congress not Happy With Just 38 minutes
Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge today accused Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of being unfair in allotting too little time to the opposition in the debate on the no-confidence motion and said the discussion cannot be treated as Question Hour.
The 32 minutes allotted to his party is grossly inadequate, Kharge said. A few minutes to each speaker is not enough to raise the host of issues, including those affecting farmers, women and Dalits, he added.
Some parties have been allotted 25 minutes and some just 15 minutes, Kharge pointed out. "....there is a problem of farmers, Dalit issues, women issues. Can these issues be explained in one minute. You need at least half an hour for each speaker. The biggest party is being allotted 32 minutes by the speaker and they say the allotment is as per rules," Kharge told reporters outside Parliament.
The speaker, he said, can bring an amendment in rules for allotment of more time.
No-Confidence Motion: BJD Walks Out
The Biju Janata Dal has staged a walk out, saying that the debate on the no-confidence motion will neither yield anything to them nor bring any development to the state of Odisha.
Voting on No-confidence Motion at 6 pm
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced that the voting on the no-trust vote in the Lower House of the Parliament will take place at 6 pm on Friday.
TDP MP Jayadev Galla Launches an Attack on PM Modi, Amit Shah
Telugu Desam Party MP Jayadev Galla is currently addressing the Lok Sabha. The MP from the former NDA constituent launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, accusing them of betrayal. “The Modi regime is creating uncertainties,” Galla said, reminding the BJP of its promises to the people of Andhra Pradesh. “The saga of Andhra Pradesh during this Modi-Shah regime is a saga of empty promises.”
Shiv Sena MPs to Not Attend Lok Sabha Proceedings Today
Shiv Sena MPs will not be attending the proceedings in the Lok Sabha today, news agency ANI reported.
TDP's Jayadev Galla Continues His Attack on BJP, PM Modi
Jayadev Galla questioned the seriousness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP in the fight against corruption. Galla said the corrupt "Reddy brothers were given tickets" to contest in the recently-concluded Assembly elections. "Mr Modi while campaigning in Andhra Pradesh had said: ‘Congress killed the mother and saved the child. Had I been there, I would have saved the mother too.’ People of AP have waited for four long years for him to save their mother," Galla said. There hasn’t been any Vikas under the Modi regime, Galla added.
He said that the Congress was also responsible for the current state of affairs in Andhra Pradesh.
"JD(U) Stands With the Centre": Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, when asked about the JD(U)'s stand on the no-confidence motion, said his party will back the BJP during the no-trust vote at 6 pm today.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Asks TDP's Galla to Conclude his Remarks
TDP MP Jayadev Galla has been speaking on the floor of the House for over 30 minutes now. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has requested Galla to conclude his remarks twice.
Galla Concludes His Remarks, BJP's Rakesh Singh Attacks Congress Now
After a 35-minute-long speech by TDP MP Jayadev Galla, BJP MP Rakesh Singh has begun addressing the Lok Sabha. Singh started his speech by attacking the Congress, saying that “Galla was cursed as soon as he decided to join hands with the Congress”.
He said the Congress has just been about a single family and almost all their prime ministers have come from it. “They have done nothing but just scam politics in the country,” Singh added. “The Opposition didn’t have any concrete reason to move the motion against a government that has, over the last 4 years, performed very well,” said adding:
- Democracy doesn't mean strangulating other political outfits
- The opposition doesn't have any concrete reason to move the no-trust motion
- The TDP joined hands with the same Congress that it leveled allegations against
BJP's Rakesh Singh Continues his Scathing Attack on Congress
BJP MP Rakesh Singh took potshots at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who had in the past said that the minorities had the first right on the resources of this country. He said that PM Modi changed it completely by saying that the poor of the country had the first right on the resources of the country.
'Modi Govt Like Butchers, They Save Animals & Kill Humans': Shiv Sena
Slamming the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, which faces a no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha on Friday, BJP ally Shiv Sena said that India was being ruled by "butchers, who save animals but kill humans", PTI reported.
In an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', the Sena alleged that the Modi government won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections through money, misuse of power and tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs).
"Those ruling the country today are butchers, who save animals but kill humans. There is absolute lack of compassion(in the minds of the rulers)... Winning elections and remaining in power by hook or crook is not democracy. Majority is never permanent. Country's people are supreme," it said.
The Sena, which is in alliance with the BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra, said even the Opposition knows that it does not have the numbers to dislodge this government.
"This no-confidence motion has not been brought to pull down the Modi government, but to give it a sound thrashing," it said.
Rakesh Singh Concludes his Remarks
- While the UPA government constructed 12 km of road every day, the NDA constructs 22 km
- Under PM Modi, India has become the sixth largest economy in the world
- The UAE government has approved the construction of a temple there. It's no mean achievement
- Surgical strikes are a testament to the Army's confidence.
- The country is surprised to see a no-trust vote against the BJP government
- The Opposition gets distraught when world leaders break protocol to welcome PM Modi
'PM Modi Stays Silent When Amit Shah's Son is Questioned': Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi said that PM Modi has no consideration for the poor. He calls himself country's "chowkidaar" but when Amit Shah's son is questioned, he maintains silence.
He alleged that defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman has lied to the nation about the Rafale deal under PM Modi’s pressure.
Rahul Gandhi Slams PM Modi Over Farmer Issues
The farmers are asking the Prime Minister that he waived loans of Rs 250,000 crore for certain industrialists. However, he continues to deny any such relaxation to the farmers. "You mock them. Your finance minister mocks them," Rahul said.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Adjourns the House
Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan has adjourned the House till 1:45 pm.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi Addresses the Lok Sabha
Addressing the Lok Sabha during the discussion on the no-confidence motion against the Modi-government, Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on PM Narendra Modi's "jumla strikes". Gandhi's claim that the PM can't even look into his eyes was met with laughter from Modi.
Rahul Resumes his Speech in Lok Sabha
Congress President Rahul Gandhi resumed his speech in the Lok Sabha after he had to stop it midway when Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House a while back.
Rahul Slams PM Modi, BJP Over Lynchings
"For the first time the Indian government has failed to protect our women. People are getting killed but the Prime Minister chooses to maintain his silence. Whenever someone is assaulted, BR Ambedkar's Constitution is assaulted. This House is assaulted," said Rahul Gandhi.
Here are some highlights from Gandhi's speech:
- You (the people of Andhra Pradesh) are the victims of a 21st Century political weapon and you are not the only ones. The political weapon is called 'jumla strike'.
- The government had promised every person will get Rs 15 lakh in their bank accounts.
- It had also promised employment for 2 crore youths.
- Everybody knows PM Modi's relationship with certain businessmen.
- The PM must explain the huge amount of money that goes into his advertisements.
- PM Modi a bhagidar in corruption. He isn’t a chowkidar.
- The BJP government has failed to protect India’s women.
- You can hate me, you can call me Pappu, but I don’t have any hate for you.
Watch Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s Full Speech Here:
Congress President Rahul Gandhi Winks After Hugging PM Modi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, after completing his speech in the Lok Sabha, walked across the aisle and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After returning to his seat, Rahul smiled and winked.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded to Rahul Gandhi’s allegations over the Rafale deal.
Sanjay Pugalia Speaks About Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha Speech
PM Modi to Speak on No-Confidence Motion at 6.30 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak on the no-confidence motion post 6:30 pm according to ANI sources.
Surjewala Takes a Jibe at Modi Government after Rahul's Hug
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala took to Twitter to take a jibe at the Modi government after Congress President Rahul Gandhi hugged PM Modi in the Parliament.
Parliament No Place for Hugs and Kisses: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal commented on Rahul Gandhi’s hug to Prime Minister Modi saying that the Parliament was no place for hugs and kisses.
“Ye sansad hai, ye Munna bhai ka pappi jhappi area nahin hai (This is the Parliament, not Munna Bhai’s area for hugs and kisses)”.
BJP To Move Privilege Motion Against Rahul Gandhi
The BJP will move privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha over his 'false allegations', ANI reported.
Rahul Gandhi Should be Sent To Bollywood: Kirron Kher
BJP MP Kirron Kher said that Rahul Gandhi was targeting the ministers without any proof and he was doing drama in the House by hugging PM Modi.
“Rahul Gandhi should be ashamed, he can't target our ministers without any proof. He was doing drama in the house and hugging Modi ji. I think his next step will be Bollywood. We will have to send him there,” said Kher.
Rahul Gandhi's Behaviour Childish: Ananth Kumar
Minister Ananth Kumar, while addressing the media said that Rahul Gandhi’s behaviour in the Parliament was childish.
“His behaviour was childish. He has grown old but it is unfortunate that he has not grown up. It is unfortunate that the president of Congress is so ill-informed and immature,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi's Speech Like an Earthquake: Rajiv Satav
Congress MP Rajiv Satav said that Rahul Gandhi’s speech in the House was like an earthquake.
“Rahul Gandhi had once said the day he will speak in the Parliament earthquake will come and today it has definitely come,” said Satav.
Rajnath Singh Addresses the House
Union Minister Rajnath Singh, while addressing the House said that the BJP never brought in a no-confidence motion during the Manmohan Singh government becasue it respected people’s mandate.
“After 15 years, a no-confidence motion has been moved against a government. We never moved a no-confidence motion in ten years when Congress was in power because we understood that the Congress had people's mandate,” said Singh
Lok Sabha Adjourned till 4.30
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House till 4.30 pm.
Lok Sabha Resumes Proceedings, Speaker Rebukes Rahul's 'Hugplomacy'
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that she did not mind anybody hugging in the House, but the decorum of the House and the prime minister’s chair should have been respected.
Rahul Gandhi Started ‘Chipko Andolan’ in Lok Sabha: Rajnath Singh
Union Minister Rajnath Singh slammed Rahul Gandhi for hugging PM Modi, saying that he started a “chipko andolan” in the Lok Sabha.
Further slamming Congress MP Shashi Tharoors’s comments of Hindu Pakistan, he said that such comments were highly unacceptable.
“Do we want the Pakistan ideology to stay alive in India? They (Congress) talk of Hindu Pakistan and Hindu Taliban, where do they want the country to head?” he said.
Post Adjournment, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh continues his speech in Lok Sabha in opposition to No-Confidence MotionPosted by The Quint on Friday, July 20, 2018
Nation Already Hugged PM Modi in 2014: Smriti Irani
Union Minister Smriti Irani took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi for hugging the Prime Minister in the House saying that the country had hugged PM Modi already in 2014.
“If you go by his comments of the desire to mend bridges, his claims that his heart is big enough, that itself shows his treacherous nature. the hug was nothing but treacherous in mature. I have already said that the nation has already hugged the PM in 2014, now Rahul Gandhi did too,” Irani told Times Now.
I'm Happy Rahul Gandhi Winked at PM Modi: Priya Prakash Varrier
Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot to fame with her iconic wink in the trailer of the film Oru Adaar Love, said that she was happy Rahul Gandhi winked at Narendra Modi.
“I have just come back from college to see Rahul Gandhi wink at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament. He greeted him with a very sweet gesture. I am very happy that it was my signature moment in the movie where I started off,” said Varrier.
Mallikarjun Kharge Addresses the House
Mallikarjun Kharge, while addressing the House said that if the Congress had functioned the way the BJP is currently functioning, democracy wouldn’t have survived. He also asked where were the “acche din” that were promised.
Mallikarjun Kharge addresses the Lok Sabha on No-Confidence MotionPosted by The Quint on Friday, July 20, 2018
Debate Extended till 7 pm
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced that the debate on the no-confidence motion has been extended till 7 pm.
Norms Signed in 2008 Also Applicable in 2016: France on Rahul's Rafale Deal Comments
Reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s statement over the Rafale deal in the Parliament, France issued a statement saying that the privacy norms that were signed in 2008 were also applicable in 2016.
“We have noted the statement of Mr Rahul Gandhi before the Indian Parliament. France and India concluded in 2008 a Security agreement, which legally binds the two States to protect the classified information provided by the partner that could impact security and operational capabilities of the defence equipment of India or France. These provisions naturally apply to the IGA concluded on 23 September 2016 on the acquisition of 36 Rafale aircraft and their weapons,” the statement read, as quoted by ANI.
Some are Born With a Silver Spoon: Rajnath Singh Takes Dig at Rahul Gandhi
Union Minister Rajnath Sing took to Twitter to take a dig at Rahul Gandhi ahead of the voting on no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
Today, the BJP led govt is in majority in the House. Not a single opposition party had the numbers to bring a no-confidence motion on its own. But we respect the Opposition and that is why we have agreed to their demands and accepted the no-confidence motion.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 20, 2018
India has a long and healthy democratic tradition and process. It is due to this rich democratic process, today a 'Chaiwala' has been able to become the Prime Minister of the country.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 20, 2018
Some are born with a silver spoon. They will not know of the farmers' plight. They can only hear about those problems. They do not understand their suffering.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 20, 2018
PM Modi to Address House at 8.30 pm
Prime Minister Modi will address the Lok Sabha at 8.30 pm on the no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition, according to sources.
Rahul's 'Jhappi' Was a 'Jhatka' for PM: Shiv Sena MP
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Modi, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that Rahul Gandhi has learnt how to play politics and Rahul Gandhi’s hug was a jolt for the PM.
Government Diverting from Issues: TMC MP
TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi said that the government has always indulged in whataboutery whenever important issues like mob lynching and job creation are raised.
“There is only one kind of reply to any question raised on the Government's development claims- Hindu-Musalman, Bharat-Pakistan aur Kabristan-Shamshan,” said Trivedi.
Seen Many No-Confidence Motions in Last 38 Years: Kamal Nath
Congress MP Kamal Nath who skipped the no-confidence proceedings said that Madhya Pradesh was priority for him and has seen multiple no-confidence proceedings in the last 38 years.
#WATCH Bhopal: 9 time Lok Sabha Congress MP Kamal Nath skips #NoConfidenceMotion proceedings, says, “For me MP is priority, seen a number of No confidence motions in last 38 years.” pic.twitter.com/YvLZ0QaAPa— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2018
J&K Waiting for Peace Since Decades
J&KNC chief Farooq Abdullah while addressing the House said that Jammu and Kashmir has been waiting for years for peace. He said that the people of the state are as Indian as others and a solution needs to be found out for the Kashmir problem keeping Pakistan in the loop.
PM Modi Arrives to Address the House
Prime Minister Modi arrived in the Lok Sabha to address the House ahead of the voting on no-confidence motion.
Highlights of PM Modi's Speech
- This is not a floor test of the government, this is a forced test of the Congress' so-called allies.
- I would want the no-confidence motion to be dismissed so that the Central government can work for the people, with full support of the political parties.
- In the morning, the voting was not over, the debate was also not over, one member comes running to me saying - Utho Utho Utho. What is his hurry to come to power? Let me tell this member it is the people who elected us. That is how we have come here.
- Congress has no faith in the Election Commission, judiciary, the RBI, international agencies. They have confidence in nothing.
- One of the leaders spoke about Doklam. The same leader, who believed the Chinese Ambassador over our forces. Where have we reached? Everything does not merit a childish conduct.
- Just because of one careless allegation in the House on Rafale, both the nations had to release statements. We should not indulge in such childish behaviour.
- You called the surgical strike a jumla Strike. You can abuse me as much as you want but stop insulting the jawans of India. I will not tolerate this insult to our forces.
- You are 'naamdaar', I am 'kaamdar'; I cannot dare to see eye-to-eye with you.
- I am chowkidar (guard) and bhagidar (partner), but not a saudagar (trader) or thekedar (contractor) like you.
- When TDP was leaving NDA, I called up Chandrababu Naidu, warned him that you are falling into YSR Congress's trap.
TDP Took U-Turn to Hide Incompetence: PM Modi
Prime Minister Modi, while commenting on the Andhra Pradesh issue, said that he warned the TDP about falling into the YSR Congress’ trap.
“When TDP was leaving NDA, I called up Chandrababu Naidu, warned him that you are falling into YSR Congress' trap,” said Modi.
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandranabu Naidu had however tweeted that he had tried to inform the PM about his decision of leaving the NDA, but he was unavailable.
I tried reaching out to the Prime Minister to inform him about our decision. But sadly, he was unavailable.— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) March 7, 2018
Modi further alleged that TDP had initially agreed for a special package for the state rather than a special status, but took a U-turn to hide its own incompetence.
He further said that the Centre will do everything possible for the development of Andhra Pradesh.
PM Continues to Repeat Jumlas: Sitaram Yechury
Sitaram Yechury took to Twitter to slam PM Modi’s speech in the Lok sabha, calling it a repeat of jumlas and excuses.
The PM continues to repeat jumlas and read out some fudged data. The status of the Economy and livelihood conditions of our people is a lived reality. People will defeat this economic assault and the frenzied polarisation of our society.— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) July 20, 2018
Modi haranguing against other opposition parties! But there is no bigger indicator of no-confidence, than the fact that his erstwhile ally, TDP has moved this. They had ministers at the Centre, till a few months ago. BJP’s allies themselves, don’t have any confidence in this govt— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) July 20, 2018
If Modi has any desire to answer— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) July 20, 2018
serious concerns, he should reveal why his govt is suppressing data on farmer suicides? Or lynchings in the past 4 years? #NoConfidence
Modi Government Defeats No-Confidence Motion, Gets 325 Votes
The Modi government won the vote of confidence after 325 MPs voted in favour of the government while 126 MPs voted against. The majority mark in the house was 226 after some parties walked out.
Speaker Adjourns House After Modi Govt Defeats No-Confidence Motion
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the house after the Modi government defeated the no-confidence motion by winning 325 votes.
PM Didn't Say Anything Concerning Common Man: Jyotiraditya Scindia
Jyotiraditya Scindia reacted to PM Modi’s speech in the Lok Sabha saying that he did not say anything concerning the common man.
“PM in his 2-hour speech didn't address any of the woes of the common man. What BJP says and what it does is a difference between the reality and what they try and conjure up. That is the signal that has gone out,” said Scindia.
Andhra Pradesh Was Disappointed Again: CM Chandrababu Naidu
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu while addressing the media said that the state was waiting for justice but was disappointed again.
“Entire Andhra Pradesh waited for justice, only to be disappointed again. They have majority but they breached neeti. PM's speech caused much pain,” said Naidu.
“As part of our continuous fight, we introduced this no-confidence motion. In the last four years, I went to Delhi 29 times. Instead of doing justice to Andhra Pradesh, he is resorting political attack on me alleging I took U-turn,” he added.
AIADMK Voted in Support of NDA
In a boost to the NDA, several AIADMK members opposed the no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition against the Modi government, PTI reported.
NDA Has Confidence of 125 Crore Indians: PM Modi
PM Modi took to Twitter to thank all the parties that voted in favour of the government in the no-confidence motion.
NDA has the confidence of the Lok Sabha and the 125 crore people of India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2018
I thank all the parties that have supported us in the vote today. Our efforts to transform India and fulfil the dreams of our youth continue. Jai Hind!
Numbers Increased Because People's Faith Increased: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the numbers in favour of the Modi government increased because people’s faith had increased.
PM Modi Didn't Attempt to Answer Isues of AP: YS Choudhary
TDP MP YS Choudhary slammed Prime Minister Modi saying, “He has not even attempted to answer the outstanding issues of Andhra Pradesh, it was not expected from him. It is unfortunate.”
PM Modi's Speech Was 'Dramebaazi': Mallikarjun Kharge
After the vote of confidence, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said, “We posed questions to PM Modi on Rafael deal, Nirav Modi etc but he didn't answer any.”
Kharge then went on to say that Modi’s speech was 'dramebaazi' and that he told the house what the previous government did and not what his governmnet has done in four years.
Congress' Defeat is Precusor to 2019: Smriti Irani
Union Minister Smriti Irani has said that the defeat of Congress and the opposition is a precusor to their defeat in the year 2019.
“It gives public, at large, a sense of how scattered opposition is and has given citizens a look into what kind of strategy Congress is willing to embrace that there is instability in the country,” Irani added.
Ministers Show Victory Sign After the Trust Vote
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