No-confidence motion against Haryana government defeated in Assembly

Speaking on the motion, Khattar said he was grateful to the Congress for giving him an opportunity to tell everyone about his government.
In place of secret voting, the members were asked to stand— first those in favour of the motion and later those who were against the motion.(HT Photo)
In place of secret voting, the members were asked to stand— first those in favour of the motion and later those who were against the motion.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The Congress' no-confidence motion against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Jannayak Janata Party (BJP-JJP) government in Haryana was defeated on Wednesday. As many as 55 MLAs voted against the motion while 32 MLAs voted in favour of it.

"No-Confidence is Congress' culture. When the party loses polls, there is no-confidence on EVMs, for surgical strikes, it asked for evidence. Discussion for the sake of discussion should not take place. If Congress is in power, all is well, but if it's BJP, then not," Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said in the assembly.

Speaking on the motion, Khattar said he was grateful to the Congress for giving him an opportunity to tell everyone about his government.

Assembly speaker Gian Chand Gupta, who had accepted the motion by the Opposition Congress on March 5, had fixed March 10 for discussions on the motion.

In place of secret voting, the members were asked to stand— first those in favour of the motion and later those who were against the motion.

The 55 members who opposed the motion included 39 from the BJP, 10 from ally Jannayak Janta Party, five Independents and one from Haryana Lokhit Party.BJP has 40 members in the Assembly including the Speaker.

30 members of Congress and two Independents, who had earlier withdrawn support, backed the motion.

Haryana Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda had moved a no-confidence motion in the state Assembly against chief minister Manohar Lal Khatter-led government.

In the assembly, Hooda commented on the ongoing farmers' protests and said, "More than 250 farmers died on the border."

Responding to Hooda, deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala said, "The leader of the opposition, BS Hooda agreed that they introduced contract farming in 2014 which exhibits their double standards and we will respond to that in the Assembly."

Hooda had said that his party "also plans to bring many adjournment and calling attention motions to draw the attention of the government to the multitude of problems faced by the people of the state."

"The Congress is going to bring no-confidence motion, Minimum Support Price (MSP) guarantee bill, many adjournments and calling attention motion against the government. We will seek answers on issues such as farmers' neglect, rising unemployment, changes in domicile regulations, rising crime, paper leaks, liquor and registry scams," he said.

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