No-confidence motion: PM calls for constructive, disruption-free debate

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New Delhi, July 20 :Hours before the Lok Sabha is to take up the no-trust vote against his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged fellow MPs to “rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive, comprehensive and disruption-free debate”.

“Today is an important day in our Parliamentary democracy. I am sure my fellow MP colleagues will rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive, comprehensive & disruption free debate,” he tweeted.

He said lawmakers owe this to the people and the makers of the Constitution. “India will be watching us closely,” he said.

 

On the first day of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepted the TDP’s no-confidence motion against the Centre over the Andhra Pradesh special status row.

The Narendra Modi-led Government will be facing its first no-confidence motion, four years after winning the 2014 mandate as the first single-party majority in three decades.

The NDA last faced the no-confidence motion under the leadership of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003. The Vajpayee-led Government had defeated the motion with an overwhelming majority.

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