New Delhi, July 20: BJP-led NDA government is facing a no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha which was moved by opposition parties including Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Congress over the various issues including special status for Andhra Pradesh and mob lynching incidents. The voting on no-confidence Motion will take place at 6 pm.
Here are the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's replied on #NoConfidenceMotion in Lok Sabha
Disrespecting the democratic process in Lok Sabha by raising slogans and shouting during the reply by PM Modi, TDP members displayed an ugly side of their political culture.
Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal stands up to speak saying allegations were made against her during Rahul Gandhi's speech'. Badal says, "Ye sansad hai, ye Munna bhai ka pappi jhappi area nahin hai".
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman replies to Congress President Rahul Gandhi over Rafale deal
Secrecy agreement with France was signed in 2008 and Rafale deal was also covered in it: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman refers to India Today interview with French Prez Emmanuel Macron while replying to Rahul Gandhi charges about Rafale deal.
TMC lawmaker Saugata Roy speaks in Lok Sabha
BJP is losing by-elections and they lost even in Karnataka. The Prime Minister has become a travelling statesman. He went to Bengal for a meeting for no reason: TMC
The PM is spending Rs 1,800 crores for globe-trotting and our poor farmers are dying: TMC
TRS lawmaker Vinod Kumar Boianapalli speaks in Lok Sabha
TRS remind the government that the reorganisation Act made several assurances to Telangana
What do you mean by SCS? he asks. There should be a definition. What are you seeking from SCS, there must be clarity, he tells turning to TDP MPs: Vinod Kumar Boianapalli
Vinod Kumar Boianapalli blames Andhra Pradesh for not constructing a High Court.
The Prime Minister should make an announcement on allocation of funds for projects on rivers Krishna and Godavari as they are giving to Polavaram: TRS
SP lawmaker Mulayam Yadav speaks in Lok Sabha
Mulayam Yadav speaks on farmers issues and reminds PM Modi of his promise of giving Rs. 15 lakhs per person.
The farmers are not happy, traders are not happy, prices of medicines are high, inflation is higher: Mulayam Yadav
He repeatedly said unemployment and farmers' issue are serious issues
BJP to move privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha over his 'false allegations'
CPI(M) lawmaker Mohammad Salim begins his speech in Lok Sabha
Mohammad Salim slams government for not focusing on corruption.
CPI(M) lawmaker says in the manifesto the BJP claims black money was stashed in foreign banks, "but you have made Indian currency note illegal."
Salim reminds the government that they have to go back to the farmers during elections.
By merely seeing presentation, the Centre grants Centre of Eminence tag to a Jio Institute. But if an MP wants to construct a school in his constituency, he has to show proof of land, students, teachers to get funding: TMC alleges on centre
You came in the name of 'Swadeshi', but today you have allowed FDI in every sector including defence: TMC
Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in Lok Sabha
He recalls an incident three-decades ago when Rajiv Gandhi pointed at BJP and remarked "Hum Do, Hamare Do". Today, we are the majority in the House. Not a single party had the numbers to bring a no-confidence motion on its own.
It was believed that BJP couldn't win a seat in Kerala. Today, in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, one-third councillors belong to BJP. He cities the example of Tripura, two which the Left members protest.
HM said that we won with two-third majority in Tripura. The people who brought no-confidence motion haven't learnt the mood of the nation, he says.
"When we were in the Opposition for 10 years, we never thought of bringing a no-confidence motion since we respected the people's mandate. We respect the Opposition and that is why we heeded to their demands and accepted the no-confidence motion," Rajnath Singh said.
In the last 30 years, no political party has won majority. For the first time a non-Congress party has earned majority in the House. "Are you bringing a no-confidence motion against a Prime Minister, on whose appeal millions of Indians voluntarily gave up LPG subsidy and subsidies on railways?" Rajnath Singh highlights that the BJP won majority in Uttar Pradesh after demonetisation exercise.
The people who brought no-confidence motion today are not in the same page. There is difference among them and the alliance they talk, will never happen: he added.
Lok Sabha adjourned till 16.30
Discussion in Lok Sabha resumes
India is the fastest growing country in the World. The IMF has predicted that the GDP will bounce back. Fours years ago India was in the ninth position, today we are the sixth largest economy. In 2030, we will be among the top 3 economies and India is the most attractive destination for investment: he added.
HM says, there have been earlier instances of economic offenders fleeing the country. But we were the one to bring a bill against fugitive economic offenders.
"The late Rajiv Gandhi remarks every one rupee alloted by the Centre, only 15 paise reaches the common man. Today, thanks to direct benefit transfer, the entire money reaches the beneficiary," he added.
The Opposition always has doubts. Will the alliance ever happen? Who will lead the alliance? They always have doubts, HM remarks.
Rajnath Singh takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi and call his gesture of hugging the Prime Minister “Chipko Andolan.”
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan agrees that it was against the decorum of the House.
Rajnath Singh takes dig at Rahul Gandhi's speech. He said Rahul should have read history before making remarks. “India's democracy is older than Britain's. Basavanna held assembly in 12th century. Gram sabhas were held in Thanjavur,” Rajnath Singh claims.
Speaker says Lok Sabha TV has a wonderful programme on history and people can watch to learn more about India's historic democracy.
Rajnath Singh goes on to elaborate India's ancient rule from Chandragupta Maurya. “Jawaharlal Nehru has written about India's secular credentials in his Discovery of India,” he added.
Rajnath Singh lists the funds released by the Centre for development of Andhra Pradesh and its capital Amaravati. If needed, we will give more money, he says.
The TDP has been demanding a Special Category Status. There are some difficulties in granting it. Under 14th Finance Commission, the State would get 32 per cent funds. We have granted more than it. We have also released a special package for the State, Rajnath Singh said.
Andhra Pradesh should give up the demand for SCS and speed up their projects, Rajnath Singh added.
Andhra Pradesh is also part of this country. We understand the issues it is facing due to bifurcation. We are there to support the State, says Rajnath Singh ending his speech.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that only under the Prime Minister had the minimum support price (MSP) become double. “This can only be done by someone who was born to a poor woman.”
He referred to Congress president Rahul Gandhi as being born with a silver spoon. “Poverty is a matter of hearing for him, not a matter of suffering,” says the Minister.
'It has now been four years since we took over, and our Prime Minister has not taken even four minutes of leave,'' he noted.
We haven't had a single terror attack in four years, claims Rajnath
The northeastern region has developed under Modi's rule. We have a framework agreement of Naga insurgency, it will be duly informed in the House.
We haven't had a single terror attack in four years, claims Rajnath Singh.
More naxals have been killed than security forces under this rule: HM
People who carried out anti-Sikh riots are teaching lessons on mob lynching, remarks Rajnath Singh. He was referring to the 1984 riots against Sikhs after Indira Gandhi's assasination.
Singh talks about 'Hindu Taliban' remark without naming Shashi Tharoor. Don't incidents of chopping Kerala professor's hands by Islam fundamentalist or attacks in Kashmir remind you of Taliban? he asks.
We are a secular country, don't break it, warns Rajnath Singh while concluding with pointing at Opposition
NCP Lawmaker Tarik Anwar speaks in Lok Sabha
Tariq Anwar (NCP) lists the drawbacks of the government. Currency value, economic instability, Kashmir unrest, no Lokpal, mob violence, rising prices.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan speaks in Lok Sabha
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan says the government is pro-poor and pro-Dalit
Ram Vilas Paswan targets Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge speaks in Lok Sabha
'We are defending democracy, while you are working against equality'
We stand with Andhra Pradesh
He slammed government over rising inflation
Kharge concludes his speech taking a dig on BJP's election slogans during the 2014 General Elections. When will the promises be met? he asks.
BJP Lawmaker from Andhra Pradesh K. Hari Babu speaks in Parliament
K. Hari Babu said he is amused to see the TDP joining hands with the Congress. The soul of N.T. Rama Rao wouldn't forgive you, he warns. Throughout his life, NTR fought against Congress' politics, he says.
When the reorganisation Act was passed, BJP leaders stood with the residuary Andhra Pradesh. If Congress was really interested in the welfare of the State, why didn't the add the SCS clause in the Bill itself, he added. '
The TDP gave letter supporting bifurcation, but spoke about unified Andhra in the House: BJP
The SCS doesn't guarantee industrial corridor. It will only give additional aide from the Centre. But the Union government has given more than what SCS would guarantee to the State: BJP Lawmaker said.
We have passed all benefits of SCS to AP, without calling it so, claims Hari Babu. The State would get an additional Rs. 3,600 crore if SCS was granted. We have granted Rs. 17,500 crores as central assistance, he noted. You have to choose between SCS name and financial assistance, he added.
AIADMK lawmaker J. Jayavardhan speaks in Lok Sabha
AIADMK accuses the Central government directly infringing the rights of the States with NEET and Dam Safety Bill.
The central government's decision to UGC has a direct effect on the fiscal health of the State, J. Jayavardhan said. His speech highlights how Centre's decisions have affected Tamil Nadu. “There is a growing disparity of Centre-State share,” he claimed.
Dr. Jayavardhan sais it was a wrong move to abolish wealth tax.
Trinamool Congress Lawmaker Dinesh Trivedi speaks in Lok Sabha
Dr. Jayavardhan pleaded the government to postpone the no-confidence motion to Monday since West Bengal observes Martyrs Day on July 21. But the government disagreed, he added.
Supreme Court has condemned mob killings. People are living in fear, he said.
The position of Chief Statistician is lying vacant for six months. The government is only indulging in polarisation. The government promised change but delivering division. The real Indian, the real Hindu is sad today, he claimed.
RJD’s Jayaprakash Narayan Yadav speaks in Lok Sabha
Jayaprakash Narayan Yadav (RJD) speaks in favour of the motion. He says he understands the sentiments of the people of Andhra Pradesh. He says the government has betrayed the people of Bihar too.
Anupriya Patel of Apna Dal speaks in Lok Sabha
Anupriya Patel claims Narendra Modi has taken steps to elevate the image of India in the global arena.
The MoS for Health says her government has taken every steps to fulfil its promises. She highlights the government's flagship schemes that are pro-poor. We have given 14,000 drugs to poor people for free. The stent prices have been reduced. We have opened generic medical stores. The initiatives of Health ministry has helped poor people, she claimed.
Rammohan Naidu Kinjarapu (TDP) speech in Lok Sabha
Rammohan Naidu Kinjarapu (TDP) begins the speech thanking members for supporting his party's motion. He refutes BJP member Hari Babu's claims.
When the BJP was in the Opposition, they asked why not provide SCS for 10 years. In the last four years, you haven't fulfilled the promise, Rammohan Naidu said.
Naidu further claimed the BJP is supporting Uttar Pradesh, but not Andhra Pradesh when both are revenue deficit states.
When the BJP can construct its headquarters in 2.5 years, why can't it construct an IIT in Andhra Pradesh in four years, he asked.
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann speaks in Lok Sabha
Bhagwant Mann of AAP raises to speak. Says this is not the first time PM Modi went back on a promise.
He picked on the BJP members’ speeches for claiming that equal treatment is given to all States.
Mann asked whether Delhi not part of the country. "I guess some Viceroy's ghost has possessed the Delhi L-G," he added.
Bhagwant Mann attacked the government on price rise.
As Mr. Mann is reciting the poem the next speaker is called.
Concludes his speech with a question: “Achche din kab aane wale hain?”
Badruddin Ajmal of AIDUF speaks in Lok Sabha
Reading out issues, he said, NRC, state of detention camps in Assam, NE industrial policy - when industries are opened elsewhere, in Assam they are being closed, WhatsApp rumours and crime against women.
Upendra Kushwaha, RLSP speaks in Lok Sabha
Upendra Kushwaha raise to oppose the motion with full confidence in the Modi government.
He wants to seek attention of the migrating youth of Bihar, who have been insulted and abused across the country. He wants the government to take special care of the 10 crore people of Bihar.
Renuka Butta, YSR Congress' lone member lambasts the government for its “treatment” towards A.P. She was cut short, though she wanted more time. Next speaker is called despite Butta's protests. She seeks Special status to A.P. immediately.
Dushyant Chautala, INLD, speaks of the “lack of confidence” across the country. “Before going for the sky, please look at the ground,” he said.
JD(U)’s Kaushalendra Kumar says TDP is at fault for bringing this motion. because the PM is from a backward family, he said.
JMM’s Vijay Kumar Hansdak from Jharkhand. While Adani benefits, Jharkhand's tribals are not getting any. He speaks against killings in the name of cows. If cos is important give voting rights to them he says, he concluded.
Kunhali Kutty, IUML, syas No digital India, no Make in India, nobody knows what you made. The kind of communal divide brings shame upon the govt, he concluded.
AIMIM’s Owaisi raises, attacks on the minority and dalit welfare policies of the govt. “You have raised a wall of hate,” says asking, “do you want a Dalit-mukt, Muslim-Mukt Bharat.”
Farooq Abdullah, NC, raises for his “maiden” speech. Recites Saare Jahan Se Achcha. Says: “Please don't doubt Muslims. Muslims are as Indian as you are.”
“I won't speak of anything else, but Kashmir”: Farooq Abdullah
“I am Indian. I’m not Pakistani,” he says amid protests. “A way out should be discussed,” he says invoking the U.S.-North Korea talks
: Farooq Abdullah
Ramdas Athavale speaks and enthrals Treasury benches with Shayari.
N.K. Premachandran raises says Govt came to power on the issue of development. Instead it's destroying the social fabric of the country.
BJP Anurag Thakur, quotes, the French response Mr. Gandhi’s claim on Rafale deal. He said the French President gave the response, it was actually a French govt spokesperson who gave the response.
SDF’s Preem Das Rai said PM led from the front the front to defuse Doklam crisis, he says amid applause.
Kairana's new MP Tabassum Begum is called with a refrain that she won't get the privilege of the maiden speech.
Tabassum reads out a speech on the greivances of Kairana people. And faults the govt on MSP and the farm policies which "broke the back of the farmers". Also she said women are not safe under this government.
Discussion wrapped up..