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Live No-confidence motion in Parliament: Debate begins

New Delhi, July 20 : Lok Sabha is debating a no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government on Friday .

New Delhi, July 20 : Lok Sabha is debating a no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government on Friday .

Parliament Monsoon Session 2018 Day 3 Live: No-confidence motion against NDA government in Lok Sabha LIVE Updates:

 

Uproar in Lok Sabha after BJP MPs protest over ‘offensive’ word used by a TDP MP for PM Modi. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman demands that the word be expunged from records.

 


BJP’s Rakesh Singh responded to no-confidence debate
There have been many no-confidence votes in parliament but this one is different
When I was listening to Mr Galla, I was questioning the call for this vote
It was Congress that steered the AP bill and today he’s standing with the Congress?
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


Farmers’ groups are protesting outside parliament.

 


Galla says Planning Commission was dismantled and Niti Aayog has no mandate . He said “We can’t fool all the people all the time”

TDP’s Galla said the bifurcation has had an impact on the per capita income of its five crore people. “Despite growing at the fastest pace among southern states, the gap in per capita income is clearly visible and if this continues it will only widen, according to reports.” Galla also said 90 per cent of insitutions have gone to Telangana following bifurcation and Andhra Pradesh is left with no insitute of national repute.

 


A TDP lawmaker stands up behind Jayadev Galla and shows a portrait of Tirupati Lord Balaji.


‘We are a new state with an old name’ – TDP
Galla said the last four years have posed tremendous challenges for the “new state with an old name”. We need relief but instead of providing relief the Modi government is posing new challenges for us.


Jayadeva Galla said , “I move the debate that the opposition doesn’t have confidence in the council of ministers
PM Modi and Amit Shah government is a government of empty promises.BJP declared a war on TDP”
It is a war of discrimination, it is a Dharma Yuddh.It is a war between majority and morality
This motion has been brought due to lack of fairness, trust, priority and un-biased approach
Telangana is not the new state, AP is the new state.We face the challenge of building institutions and industry


Shiv Sena MPs will not attend Lok Sabha today

11:10    Jayadeva Galla from TDP has opened the debate.

11:10    Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal (BJD) stages walkout from Lok Sabha

11:06   Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge asks for extended time for leaders to speak.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the lunch break will be skipped today.
11:05:27
PM Modi will reply to the debate toward the end, in the evening.
11:04
The debate will be kicked off by the TDP’s Srinivas Kesineni who moved the no-confidence motion.

 

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is expected to lead the Opposition charge, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the debate. The opposition will target the government on several issues including mob lynching, the safety of women, Jammu and Kashmir and plight of farmers and failures of the government to revive the economy.The government will use this occasion as an opportunity to highlight what it considers as its achievements and  present its views ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • The motion of no-confidence will begin shortly
  • Lok Sabha has convened for the day and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has begun proceedings.
  • The debate will take place for the duration of three hours. Out of which the Bhartiya Janata Party has been allotted- 33 minutes, Congress-38 minutes,AIADMK-29 minutes, TMC-27 , BJD-15 minutes, Shiv Sena-14 minutes, TDP-13 minutes, TRS-9, CPIM 7 minutes, SP- 6 minutes,NCP- 6 minutes and LJSP-5 minutes.
  • Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion moved by the Congress and the TDP.

 

NDA leaders who will speak are Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Rakesh Singh and Kisan Morcha chief Virendra Singh, Meenakshi Lekhi, Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Kaur and LJP’s Ram Vilas Paswan are some of the leaders who will speak during the debate on no-confidence.

Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said, ” If every party is given just 20-30 minutes (to speak), it isn’t enough to raise the problems of people, the crises in front of our economy. They say it has been done as per rules, but rules are in the Speaker’s hands.”

Amit Shah, Ananth Kumar and other BJP leaders were seen flashing victory signs

 

 

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.

Modi government will use this occasion to inform the country of its “achievements” in the last four years. But several allies of BJP  are upset over the manner in which the government has handled several cases and situations but will back the government in today’s crucial vote.

 

The Congress, which does not have the numbers to upstage the BJP, has said that the no-trust motion in the parliament monsoon session is ” not only a question of numbers but much more than a show of numbers.” They said they 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.

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