New Delhi, July 20: Today is a historic day as “Democracy’ is prevailed in the country as BJP-led NDA government, which was voted to power democratically by people has defeated the no-confidence motion moved by opposition parties including TDP and Congress.
BJP-led NDA government defeated no-confidence motion by 325 votes while Opposition parties including Congress and TDP humiliated due to the massive loss as they got only 126 votes
TDP, Congress, Samajwadi Party, Marxist Party etc voted for no-confidence motion while BJP, LJP, RSLP, JDU etc voted against no-confidence motion.
As BJP-led NDA government was facing a no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, opposition parties including Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Congress, Samajwadi Party, NCP and others accused PM Modi and his ministers on various issues. Opposition parties launched a scathing attack on PM Modi led government for rising inflation, poor condition of farmers, terrorism, naxalism, mob-lynching etc. While the Shiv Sena stayed away from Friday's proceedings, BJD walked out of the House.
Here is the reply of PM Modi gives in Lok Sabha:
The central government has a full majority in Lok Sabha with over 300 members including 273 of the BJP and therefore it was fully confident of defeating no-motion confidence. The total strength of the Lok Sabha, excluding the Speaker, is 544 and its current strength is 533 as a result of 11 vacancies. The government needed 267 to clear the test.
The debate on the no-confidence motion was initiated by TDP. On Wednesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had accepted the Motion for discussion and voting on it in Parliament. Today’s no-confidence motion, the 27th in Parliamentary history, is 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.
What is a no-confidence motion?
A government can function only when it has majority support in the Lok Sabha. The party can remain in power when it shows its strength through a floor test which is primarily taken to know whether the executive enjoys the confidence of the legislature. 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. If the motion is accepted, then the party in power has to prove its majority in the House. The member need not give a reason for moving the no-confidence motion.
How it works?
A no-confidence motion can be moved by any member of the House. It can be moved only in the Lok Sabha and not Rajya Sabha. Rule 198 of the Rules of Procedure and conduct of Lok Sabha specifies the procedure for moving a no-confidence motion. The member has to give a written notice of the motion before 10 am which will be read out by the Speaker in the House. A minimum of 50 members have to accept the motion and accordingly, the Speaker will announce the date for discussion for the motion. The allotted date has to be within 10 days from the day the motion is accepted. Otherwise, the motion fails and the member who moved the motion will be informed about it.
If the government is not able to prove its majority in the House, then the government of the day has to resign.
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