Catch the latest updates on the No Confidence motion deliberations in India’s Parliament. PM Modi’s response, opposition strategy, and controversies unfold as parliamentary proceedings address key issues and political dynamics.
PM Modi Set to Respond
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is expected to deliver his response today, marking the culmination of discussions on the No Confidence motion. His address is anticipated to address various allegations, particularly those presented by Rahul Gandhi from the opposition. Central themes include charges of nepotism, dynastic politics, corruption, and claims of India’s opportunistic alliances.
Crucial Day for No Confidence Motion
As the debate concludes, the No Confidence motion appears poised for defeat. Nevertheless, the BJP aims to secure a considerable margin of victory to challenge the notion of a unified opposition.
Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Assertion: People’s Choice
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasized that public sentiment has consistently rejected the UPA in previous elections, forecasting a similar outcome in 2024. She critiqued the opposition alliance INDIA, terming it “very strange.”
Listing NDA Achievements: ‘Ban Gaya’ in Focus
Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commenced her Lok Sabha address by enumerating the NDA government’s achievements. She pointed out linguistic shifts, emphasizing that phrases like ‘banega, milega’ (will be done, will be achieved) have given way to ‘ban gaya, mil gaya, aa gaya’ (has been done, has been achieved, has arrived). The Minister highlighted transformation as the hallmark of the current government’s approach.
Empowerment Over Appeasement: Sitharaman’s Stand
Sitharaman spotlighted the PM Modi-led government’s commitment to empowering all segments of society while shunning appeasement. She stressed that tangible change emerges from action, not mere words. The government’s goal, she asserted, is to transform dreams into reality.
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings commenced with varied focuses, including debates on the Manipur situation and parliamentary conduct.
Prime Minister’s Participation
At 4:00 PM, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to participate in the discussion over the No Confidence motion, concluding the deliberations in the Lok Sabha.
Expunged Speech Parts Controversy
Controversy arose over the expunging of parts of Rahul Gandhi’s speech in the Lok Sabha. Congress representatives have sought a reevaluation of the Speaker’s decision.
Opposition Strategy Meeting
Opposition bloc I.N.D.I.A parties convened to strategize in the Rajya Sabha LoP chamber, aiming to determine their stance on the parliamentary floor.
Prime Minister’s Preparations
Ahead of his response, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with key party leaders, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, to devise the government’s parliamentary strategy for the day.
PM’s Arrival and Expectations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Parliament to address the no confidence motion debate. His response is expected to provide insights into the government’s perspective.
Sitharaman’s View on Forged Signature Allegations
AAP Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha faced allegations of including forged signatures in a proposed select committee. He criticized the situation as a misinformation campaign against him.
Rahul Gandhi’s Expunged Speech
Congress has appealed to the Speaker for a reconsideration of the decision to expunge parts of Rahul Gandhi’s speech from the Lok Sabha records. The issue underscores political dynamics within the house.