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No confidence motion against Modi government defeated but exposes unkept promises

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New Delhi, July 20 :After a 12-hour debate in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Indian Parliament) on Friday, the no-confidence motion against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was defeated as 325 lawmakers voted against it and 126 for it

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


Mallikarjun Kharge: If we acted like you are acting now, dividing people, encouraging inequality, democracy wouldn’t have survived in India


Prahlad Joshi of the BJP has moved breach of privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi. He has a notice to the speaker. The BJP leader said Rahul Gandhi made ‘unsubstantiated claims against BJP, particularly against the PM on Rafale deal.”


Rajnath Singh says, “There was a time when they used to calls us hum do, humare do. But today three decades later, I see the BJP is in overwhelming majority. No single party can even bring no-confidence motion against us. So they have to united to do this.”


NCP leader Tariq Anwar criticised the present dispensation over wide-range of issues ranging from mob-lynching to rising prices. Prime Minister’s silence on lynchings is like tacit support to mob violence, he said.



Union Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters that BJP will move privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi.

On Rafale deal, Rahul Gandhi says, “I don’t know what happened, or who he spoke to, but the PM went to France and magically made the price of a helicopter Rs 16,000 crore. The Defence Minister said she will announce the deal, but later said details cannot be provided as India has a secrecy pact with the French govt. I have met the French President and asked him if there’s any such pact between the two governments and he denied it. He also told me that he has no objection in saying this and the whole government can know about it.”

 

“He cannot look into my eyes,” says Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi: PM Modi ji goes out… I mean he goes to meet Obama and Trump.
He had said I am not a PM, I am a watchman

Uproar in the house after Rahul attacks PM Modi’s for his chowkidaar remark

When PM Modi visited France , in a spell of magic the cost of Rafale deal increased

Rahul Gandhi’s scathing attack at PM Modi on unemployment and  demonetisation

 

Congress president Rahul Gandhi says, “I heard Mr Galla’s speech very carefully, I listened to everything you said. And I sensed a certain anxiety, a deep feeling of pain. And I want to tell you from here that you are the victim of a 21st century political weapon. Very fantastic political weapon.


Rahul Gandhi is likely to be the next one to speak.


 

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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Stand with 62 crore farmers: Congress

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New Delhi: The Congress on Friday made an appeal to the people to join the farmers’ agitation and oppose the Farm Bills, which have been passed by Parliament.

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Nation should stand with 62 crore farmers who are protesting against the draconian law.”

He alleged that the Prime Minister has done this to help the crony capitalists, and “he does not care for the poor”.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said in a tweet, “This is to make farmers slaves and the farmers will become labourers in their fields and neither they will get the MSP nor respect.”

While cutting across the party lines, day long statewide protests by farmers in Punjab and Haryana began on Friday morning.

Heavy police force has been deployed in both the states to deal with any untoward situation.

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Tejashwi leads tractors’ procession in Patna against farm Bills

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PATNA: In the wake of a call for a bandh by different political parties to protest against the passage of the three contentious agriculture-related Bills by Parliament, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday led a ‘tractor march’ on the Patna roads.

He said that “black Bills” pertaining to agriculture had been passed. “The Bills hold big consequences for the future of farmers. These proposed laws will paralyse the farmers as well as the entire agriculture sector in the country. The Bills were forcibly got passed by the central government in a bid to make the Indian farmers dependent on industrialists,” Tejashwi,

A procession of around 50 tractors followed the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader, with his party supporters shouting slogans against the NDA government over the Bills.

A procession of around 50 tractors followed the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader, with his party supporters shouting slogans against the NDA government over the Bills. A procession of around 50 tractors followed the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader, with his party supporters shouting slogans against the NDA government over the Bills.

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India reports 86,052 new Covid cases

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With 86,052 new cases in the last 24 hours, India’s coronavirus cases are nearing six million-mark, according to the health ministry updates shared on Friday.

There were 1,141 fatalities also confirmed in the 24 hour-period bringing the death toll to 92,290. The total infections stand at  5,818,571, including 9,70,116 active cases and 4,756,165 people getting cured/discharged/migrated. 

India’s Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 81.74 per cent and the mortality rate remains below 1.6 per cent, according to government figures. 

In a positive development, Wednesday was the sixth consecutive day when the number of people recovered in the country was more than the total number of cases detected in the 24-hours period. 

In the last few days, India has seen a significant drop in daily cases, but there needs to be more evidence to suggest whether the nation has surpassed the virus’s peak or not. 

Maharashtra continues to be India’s worst-hit state with nearly 300,000 active cases and a death toll of 34,345. 

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he had been told by experts that the second wave of Covid-19 in the national capital has peaked. 

Globally, the United States is the worst-hit country with over 7 million cases and 200,000 deaths. 
 


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