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No-confidence motion against Modi govt highlights: Here is how it unfolded

No-confidence motion in Lok Sabha: After a raging 12-hour debate on Friday, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government defeated the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha by 199 votes.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2018 10:41:14 pm
No confidence motion in lok sabha against nda government No-confidence motion in Parliament: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi hugs Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his speech in the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Friday (LSTV GRAB via PTI)

After a raging 12-hour debate on Friday, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government defeated the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha by 199 votes. While 126 members supported the motion, 325 MPs rejected it. The day-long session in the Lower House saw the government and the Opposition trade charges and a moment of drama when Congress president Rahul Gandhi, after a blistering speech, walk over to Prime Minister and embrace him in a hug.

Terming the no-trust vote against his government a result of the Opposition’s “arrogance”, Modi had earlier called on all parties to dismiss the move and accused the Congress of working with the mindset of ‘Modi hatao’ (remove Modi). Responding to the debate on the motion, he said some people are indulging in “negative politics.” He also took a dig at Rahul Gandhi for asking him to stand up for a hug after walking across to his chair in the Lok Sabha, saying the Congress president appeared to be in a hurry to occupy his seat.

“Only the electorate of the country can decide his fate and make him sit on his chair,” Modi said, before asking, “What is the hurry?” Gandhi was present in the House when the Prime Minister made the statement.

Friday’s no-confidence motion, the 27th in Parliamentary history, was the first to be admitted in 15 years. The last was in 2003 when the Congress party moved a no-confidence motion against prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Parliament Monsoon Session 2018 Day 3: A no-confidence motion against NDA government was tabled in Lok Sabha on Friday. Also read in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali

22:26 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Why could you not show some grace to Rahul Gandhi: Congress to Modi

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill took a hit on Modi,  "Mr Prime Minister, if you can accept hugs from (former) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, why could you not show some grace to Rahul Gandhi against whom you hold perpetual grudges."

"The nation wants to know if the Prime Minister of this country is more affectionate and respectful towards Pakistan Prime Minister, ex-prime minister than his own countrymen and the president of India's oldest party," he said.

22:01 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Four BJP MPs submit a privilege notice against Rahul Gandhi to the Speaker

BJP MPs Nishikant Dubey, Anurag Thakur Dushyant Singh and Prahalad Joshi have given the notice to the Speaker accusing Rahul Gandhi of 'misleading' Parliament by making 'false' allegations against Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

While speaking in the lower house during the debate on the no-confidence motion against the government, Gandhi had alleged that Sitharaman had lied to the nation claiming that India was bound by a secrecy clause in the Rafale fighter jet deal signed with France.

21:39 (IST)21 Jul 2018
TRS failed to raise important issues concerning the state in Lok Sabha during no-confidence motion debate: TPCC President

Pointing a finger at the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Telangana, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said that TRS failed to raise important issues concerning the state during the Lok Sabha debate on the no-confidence motion.

"None of the promises made in the Telangana Bill (Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act) were fulfilled. But TRS MPs have failed to raise issues pertaining to Bayyaram steel plant, tribal university, rail coach factory and other failed assurances of the centre," said Reddy. 

20:43 (IST)21 Jul 2018
It is unfortunate that the regional political party chose to keep away from discussion: CPI

Communist Party of India leader D Raja slammed Odisha's ruling party Biju Janta Dal (BJD) for not participating in the no-confidence debate in the Lok Sabha and criticised it for losing out on the opportunity to highlight the alleged neglect of the state by the Centre.

"Friday's debate in Parliament had provided the BJD with a good chance to project its views in the interest of the state, but the party failed to do so. It is unfortunate that the regional political party chose to keep away from discussion," he said, adding that it could have raised issues related to Mahanadi, Polavaram project and its demand for grant of special category status.

20:10 (IST)21 Jul 2018
All the promises of the Modi government have translated into gimmicks (jumlaa): Raj Babbar

Addressing party workers during a protest rally in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar took a jibe at Modi government and claimed that in the no-confidence debate in the Lok Sabha on Friday the "gimmickry of the Narendra Modi government was exposed".

"Through the no confidence motion, not only important issues came for discussion, but the gimmickry of Modi government was also exposed. All the promises of the Modi government have translated into gimmicks (jumlaa).

19:58 (IST)21 Jul 2018
We are unable to understand the fuss being made by the BJP over his gesture of hugging the Prime Minister: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party praised Rahul Gandhi's speech and the hug Gandhi gave to Modi on Friday during the Lok Sabha debate.

'They are fine with the PM hugging his then Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, US President Donald Trump and other heads of state. What is their problem with Gandhi?” AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh asked.

19:34 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Friability and flippancy are not a virtue in politics: BJP spokesperson

Commenting on the events of the Lok Sabha debate yesterday,  BJP's national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao told reporters on Friday that Rahul lacked capability, commitment, consistence, compassion, and credibility which are required in a political leader. 

"Congress president Rahul Gandhi has showcased to the country that he is unequal to the task, he is not capable of leading the party. He lacks the gravitas, the seriousness and the kind of responsibility that comes with the political office," said Rao. 

He counted Rahul Gandhi's virtues as "friability" and "flippancy" and said that Gandhi did not have the qualities to lead even a political party like the Indian National Congress. 

Rao further said that the opposition's defeat in the lower house exposed the fissures in the grand alliance "that they were tom-toming" about and the opposition unity lay in "tatters" today.

18:58 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Pradhan Mantri Modi desh mein sabsa bada hai gappi, dharam hamein sikhata hai ki usko bhi laga do jhappi: Kapil Sibal

Hearing the language used in Lok Sabha, made me sad. Prime Minister Modi is the biggest liar in the country, religion teaches us that he should also get a hug. This is why Rahul Ji gave him a hug because we do not hate anyone, said Congress member and Senior Advocate Kapil Sabil.  ('Ye jo bhasha maine dekhi kal Lok Sabha mein, mujhe dukh laga. Pradhan Mantri Modi desh mein sabsa bada hai gappi, dharam hamein sikhata hai ki usko bhi laga do jhappi. Isliye Rahul Ji ne unko jhappi di, kyoki hum kisi se nafrat nahin karte hain.')

18:34 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Chandrababu Naidu refuses to join NDA for 2019 general elections

Chandrababu Naidu on Friday refused to join the NDA even if the BJP approaches it for the 2019 general elections. 

"We waited four years for them (BJP government) to do justice to Andhra Pradesh, but they betrayed the people of the state. How can we be sure that they will not do it again," he said.

17:45 (IST)21 Jul 2018
We are not power hungry. We never aspired for cabinet berths: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu told a press conference in Delhi on Friday that the TDP had joined the NDA in 2014 only to ensure justice to the people of the state. "We are not power hungry. We never aspired for cabinet berths," said Naidu. 

Contesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark in the Lok Sabha that special status cannot be extended to the state "as the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FCC) does not allow it". the Andhra Pradesh chief minister claimed, "The FFC says it does not have any role in it... don't drag us into it. It is the government which has to take a call," as reported by PTI. 

17:04 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Coming together of many parties against the BJP will only help the ‘lotus’ bloom: Narendra Modi

Referring to several opposition parties coming together in support of the no-confidence motion on Friday, Modi took a dig at the 'unwanted hug' received from Rahul Gandhi today and said that the many parties against the BJP will only help the 'lotus' bloom. 

Addressing a Kisan Kalyan Rally in Shahjahanpur on Saturday, Modi said: “There is not just one ‘dal’ (political party) but dal over dal resulting in “dal-dal” (marshy land) which will only help the ‘lotus” bloom.”

16:25 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Modi might have emerged victorious, but Rahul gandhi won many hearts like runners-up Croatia: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena drew a parallel between the FIFA World Cup and the no-confidence motion on Friday, stating that Modi might have emerged victorious, however, Rahul Gandhi won may hearts like runners-up Croatia.

"In the football World Cup final, France won (the title), but Croatia is remembered for the manner in which they played. Rahul is now being talked in the same way. When one plays such politics, he moves four-five steps ahead," Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said.

Raut said how both speeches delivered by BJP and the opposition party presidents' received the same amount of attention, however, it cannot be compared with "Modi Ji".  "Modi's speech was like a prime minister's speech... Modi ji is Modi ji. It would not be right to compare Modi ji with anybody," said Raut.  

14:54 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu hits out at Modi

Slamming PM Modi for promising special status to the state when he was contesting as Prime Minister candidate, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu during his live conference in Delhi said,

13:44 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Arun Jaitley pens some words on the No-Confidence motion

Talking about the no-confidence motion debate that happened in the Lok Sabha on Friday,  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a Facebook note called the process a 'serious business' and not an occasion of frivolity. 

Read here | Frivolity and the No Confidence Motion

13:06 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Ex-BJP leader Yashwant Sinha nudges Modi on Twitter

Former Minister of Finance and BJP party leader Yashwant Sinha tweeted out about Rahul Gandhi's publicised sudden hug-gesture for Modi taking a jibe at the latter in a tweet saying,

12:50 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Sports Minister slams Rahul Gandhi for use of the term 'Jumla strike'

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore hits out at Rahul Gandhi questioning the latter's audacity to call surgical strike, a 'Jumla strike' in his tweet

12:34 (IST)21 Jul 2018
PM uses Hate, Fear and Anger in narrative: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi tweets explaining the point of Friday's no-confidence motion debate and compares Modi's speech to that of Congress',

10:43 (IST)21 Jul 2018
M K Stalin criticizes AIADMK for siding with Modi govt

DMK working president M K Stalin slams AIADMK and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami for siding with Modi government at the No-Confidence session on Friday in spite of a number of issues that the state is facing

10:23 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Modi explains what was phone banking according to Congress

Modi in a tweet mentions the popularity of phone bannking before net-banking and takes a dig at Congress and the party's bias

10:11 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Congress' Kalappa takes a jibe at Modi for reading from notes during speech

After the day-long debate in Lok Sabha on Friday, Congress spokesperson and Supreme Court advocate Brijesh Kalappa took to his Twitter to take a jibe at Modi

Parliament Monsoon Session 2018 Day 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government faced a vote of no-confidence in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the first in 15 years. The last time a vote of no-confidence was held was during prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure in 2003.

After a raging 12-hour debate on Friday, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government defeated the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha by 199 votes. While 126 members supported the motion, 325 MPs rejected it. The day-long session in the Lower House saw the government and the Opposition trade charges and a moment of drama when Congress president Rahul Gandhi, after a blistering speech, walk over to Prime Minister and embrace him in a hug.

 

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