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LIVE: No-confidence motion against Narendra Modi government defeated in Lok Sabha

In a major victory for PM Narendra Modi, the no-confidence motion brought against his government was defeated by a voice vote in Lok Sabha.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 00:55
Image Credit: ANI

NEW DELHI: After a day-long debate over the achievements and alleged failures of the ruling BJP-led NDA dispensation at the Centre, the no-confidence motion tabled by the Opposition was badly defeated in Lok Sabha on Friday, which is being seen as a major victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the 2019 General Elections. The motion was defeated as it was opposed by 325 lawmakers, while 126 MPs voted in its favour in a total count of 451 votes. Ahead of the voting, the PM made a scathing attack on the Congress-led Opposition, saying it was not a test for his government, but for the Congress and its allies. Replying to the no-confidence motion, PM Modi said that the Opposition's negativity and its anti-development stand has been fully exposed today. The PM said that the no-confidence motion is a rouse to keep their (Opposition) flock together. Their only aim is to remove a 'single Modi', said the PM. The PM further said that the Congress has no faith in the Election Commission, the Judiciary, the Reserve Bank and even the world bodies. Also rejecting Rahul Gandhi's charge on Rafale deal as ''childish allegations,'' PM Modi said that the deal was done with full transparency. The PM, however, exuded confidence that he has the required numbers as well as the blessings of 1.25 crore people of India. 

Earlier, France categorically rejected Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's claims on Rafale deal secrecy. Amid high drama over the no-confidence motion, Rahul Gandhi had on Friday morning made a scathing attack on the ruling side and then dramatically ended his speech with a hug to PM Narendra Modi and a wink to fellow Congress MPs. In one of his sharpest attacks on the Centre, the Gandhi scion highlighted the 'jumlas' of PM Modi and his ministers and also accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of lying on Rafale jet deals.

Earlier, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) moved the no-confidence motion as the proceedings began in the Lok Sabha. As the debate began in the house, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) lawmakers staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha. Shiv Sena, too, boycotted the trust vote proceedings, with members not even signing up for attendance. BJP leader Rakesh Singh counter-attacked the TDP and asked them to remember Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's tears before siding with the Congress. As the debate progressed, several prominent speakers, including Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Mallkarjun Kharge and many others participated in the debate. 

In a big embarrassment to the BJP-led NDA government, Shiv Sena and Biju Janata Dal boycotted the floor proceedings ahead of the crucial trust vote. With the exit of Shiv Sena with 18 MPs and BJD with 19 MPs, the number game in Lok Sabha changed. The effective strength of the Lok Sabha is now 497, down from 534. The BJP-NDA government now needs just 249 MPs in its favour to defeat the no-confidence motion.

Ahead of the crucial no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah met the Council of Ministers and NDA leaders. 

Catch the Live Updates of the third day of Monsoon Session of Parliament here :-

20 July 2018, 23:38 PM

Isse badi bahumat kya ho sakti hai? Iska matlab 2019 mein Congress ko 10 seat aane wali hai: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on NDA govt winning no confidence motion.

20 July 2018, 23:13 PM

No-confidence motion against Narendra Modi government defeated in Lok Sabha, announces Speaker. 126 have voted in favour of the motion while 325 have voted against in a total count of 451 votes.

20 July 2018, 23:09 PM

MPs being explained the voting procedures, as of now.

20 July 2018, 23:07 PM

BJP MPs KC Patel and Bhola Singh who are unwell, also come to the Lok Sabha for voting on no-confidence motion.


20 July 2018, 23:05 PM

MP Pappu Yadav walks out from Lok Sabha before voting on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha.  

20 July 2018, 23:00 PM

Voting begins on no-confidence motion brought against the Modi government in Lok Sabha. 

20 July 2018, 22:56 PM

I thought for one and a half hours that I was watching a Bollywood blockbuster film. I have no doubt that PM would have been the best actor in the world: TDP MP Kesineni Srinivas

20 July 2018, 22:53 PM

PM Modi concludes by saying, ''We will do everything for the people of the country. I once again ask them (Opposition) to bring another no-confidence motion in 2024.''

20 July 2018, 22:50 PM

PM Modi lists out the achievement of NDA government. India is seeing the record pace at which roads are being built, villages are being connected, i-ways are being built, railways development is happening, says PM Modi

20 July 2018, 22:50 PM

Today, we are standing with the victims of triple talaq. We condemn mob attacks and request state governments to take strict action, says PM.

20 July 2018, 22:49 PM

Our government has introduced the Economic Offenders Bill which was passed by Lok Sabha on Thursday. It will be now difficult for anyone to cheat the nation: PM  

20 July 2018, 22:47 PM

I want to tell you more about the NPA problem. Much before Internet Banking, Congress invented the Phone Banking and this caused the NPA mess. Loans were given over the phone to their cronies and the nation suffered due to this, says PM

20 July 2018, 22:38 PM

Loans were given over the phone in Congress rule, the web of NPAs was spread during this time, says PM Modi while referring to banking scams involving big loan defaulters like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya. 


20 July 2018, 22:31 PM

NDA respects aspirations of Andhra's people. But we have to consider that the government is tied by the Finance Commission's recommendations. In 2016, the CM of Andhra Pradesh accepted the package. We wanted to fulfill the promises we made: PM

20 July 2018, 22:29 PM

I want to tell the people of Andhra Pradesh that we will keep working for them. We will do everything possible for the development of AP: PM Modi

20 July 2018, 22:29 PM

When TDP was leaving NDA, I called up Chandrababu Naidu, warned him that you are falling into YSR Congress's trap: PM Modi 

20 July 2018, 22:26 PM

Andhra Pradesh was divided for political gains. Naidu and KCR were earlier fighting over the bifurcation and then TRS showed maturity, says PM

20 July 2018, 22:26 PM

Atal Ji had created 3 states - Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. It was done peacefully. These states are now prospering. Congress divided Andhra Pradesh and their conduct then was shameful: PM

20 July 2018, 22:24 PM

PM Modi addresses the row over special status to Andhra Pradesh  

20 July 2018, 22:23 PM

PM Modi responds to Rahul Gandhi's ‘bhaagidar’ remark, says, “Yes, we are 'bhaagidar' in people's sorrows. We are 'bhaagidar' of their development.”

20 July 2018, 22:14 PM

''Aaj poora desh dekh raha tha TV pe aankhon ka khel, kaise aankhen kholi jaa rahi hain, kaise bandh ki jaa rahi hain, ''says PM Modi in Lok Sabha. 


20 July 2018, 22:13 PM

Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi's hug and the wink, PM Modi says, ''the entire country saw what the eyes did today. It is clear in front of everyone.''

20 July 2018, 22:11 PM

PM Modi takes a jibe at 'arrogant' Sonia Gandhi for claiming that numbers in the Parliament are in Opposition's favour. Games are being played to destabilize a stable mandate: PM

20 July 2018, 22:09 PM

PM Modi attacks Congress, says this no-confidence is its nature. They have misused the motion to bring an atmosphere of political uncertainty in the country: PM 

20 July 2018, 22:08 PM

How can I look in your eyes? You are 'Naamdar' and  I am a 'Kaamdar', says PM Modi targeting Rahul Gandhi.

20 July 2018, 22:05 PM

You called the surgical strike a 'Jumla Strike'. You can abuse me as much as you want but stop insulting the jawans of India. I will not tolerate this insult to our forces: PM Modi 

20 July 2018, 22:04 PM

Just because of one careless allegation in the House on Rafale, both the nations had to release statements. We should not indulge in such childish behaviour: PM Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi.

20 July 2018, 22:03 PM

One of the leaders spoke about Doklam. The same leader, who believed the Chinese Ambassador over our forces. Where have we reached? Everything does not merit a childish conduct: PM Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi.

20 July 2018, 22:02 PM

Aajkal Shiv bhakti ki baatien ho rahi hain,main bhi Shiv ji ko praathna karta hoon ki aapko itni shakti de ki aap 2024 mein phir No-Confidence Motion laayein: PM.

20 July 2018, 21:57 PM

"Sometimes we should not touch upon issues that are beyond us. We should not talk about things that we don't know," says PM on Congress' claim over Doklam row with China.

20 July 2018, 21:55 PM

PM Modi rejects Rahul Gandhi's charge on Rafale deal, says one should refrain from making ''childish allegations.''

20 July 2018, 21:50 PM

Congress has no faith in the Election Commission, Judiciary, in the RBI, in the international Agencies. They have confidence in nothing: PM Modi

20 July 2018, 21:49 PM

The earlier government was stuck in discussing whether to give 9 cylinders or 12 cylinders to the poor. But we are working towards doubling the income of farmers by 2022: PM

20 July 2018, 21:48 PM

 "We want justice", shout TDP MPs as PM Modi speaks in Lok Sabha.

20 July 2018, 21:47 PM

It is this Government that is bringing a scheme like Ayushman Bharat that will give the best quality healthcare to the poor: PM 

20 July 2018, 21:47 PM

We have the honour of working towards electrification of 18,000 villages that were in the dark for 70 years. Most of these villages were situated in Eastern India and the Northeast: PM 

20 July 2018, 21:46 PM

Opposition leaders raise anti-govt slogans and interrupt PM Modi’s speech, LS Speaker urges for calm.

20 July 2018, 21:42 PM

We have the numbers as well as the blessings of 1.25 crore people. We have been working on ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ over the last four years without worrying about the vote bank: PM  

20 July 2018, 21:41 PM

No confidence motion is a rouse to keep their flock together. The only aim is to remove a single Modi. Trust your allies and friends just as much you distrust the government: PM Modi

20 July 2018, 21:40 PM

In the morning, when the voting was not over, the debate was also not over, one member came running to me saying ''Utho Utho Utho''...What is his hurry to come to power? Let me tell this member it is the people who elected us. That is how we have come here: PM Modi

20 July 2018, 21:38 PM

Replying to Rahul Gandhi's charge that the PM will not be able to stand for 15 minutes, PM Modi says, ''Main yahan khada bhi hun aur jo chaar saal kaam kare hain uspe adha bhi hun.''

20 July 2018, 21:31 PM

This is not a floor test of the Government, this is a forced test of Congress's so called allies: PM Modi

20 July 2018, 21:31 PM

''Kayioon ke mann ne yeh prashan hai ki no-confidence motion laya kyun gaya? Na toh sankhya hai, na sadan mein bahumat hai, phir bhi sadan mein is prastaav ko kyun laya gaya,'' says Modi

20 July 2018, 21:30 PM

''Humko toh apni baat kehne ka mauka mil hi raha hai par desh ko yeh bhi dekhne ko mila hai ki kaisi nakaratmak rajneeti ne kuch logon ko gher ke rakha hua hai, kaise vikaas ke prati virodh ka bhaav hai,''says PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha.


20 July 2018, 21:29 PM

 A no-confidence motion is the strength of our democracy. I thank the Speaker for her patience in conducting matters in the House: PM Modi

20 July 2018, 21:29 PM

I sense a negativity and opposition to development and negative politics surrounding people. I believe this is a good chance for us to put forward our opinion but the nation is also seeing how negative and anti-developmental politics is being practiced by others. This has come forth in a well-decorated fashion today: PM Modi.

20 July 2018, 21:27 PM

Today, Opposition's negativity and anti-development stand has been exposed, says PM Modi

20 July 2018, 21:20 PM

PM Narendra Modi replies to Opposition's no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha.

20 July 2018, 21:17 PM

RPI-A leader and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale makes fun of Congress chief for hugging the PM, compares Modi with cricketer Virat Kohli.

20 July 2018, 21:12 PM

BJP MP Anurag Thakur attacks Rahul Gandhi for making false claims on Rafale deal, demands an apology from Congress chief for misleading the nation.