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Parliament Highlights: PM Modi to address Lok Sabha on no-confidence motion tomorrow

No-confidence motion Highlights: Monsoon Session proceedings began on July 20 and will conclude on August 11.
Rajnath Singh speaks in Parliament.
Rajnath Singh speaks in Parliament.

No-confidence motion Highlights: The day 2 of the debate on the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government saw heavy chaos from the opposition bench. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's speech which was much anticipated since his Lok Sabha membership was reinstated on Monday, took place today. He launched a series of strong attacks on the BJP-led government over the Manipur issue and also brought the Adani row into play. Later, Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani counterattacked Rahul Gandhi during the no-confidence motion discussion....Read More

Meanwhile, both the houses observed a minute's silence on Quit India Movement and Japan's Nagasaki nuclear bomb attack's anniversary. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked that Tushar Gandhi, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, has been arrested on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement.

The lower house on day 1 of the debate saw the Congress and Union Ministers locking horns over the situation in Manipur which has been witnessing ethnic clashes since May. 

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, who led Congress’s charge on Tuesday during no-confidence motion debate in Lok Sabha on the Manipur issue, said the Opposition was compelled to move the no-confidence motion against the government to break Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "vow of silence" on Manipur.

"We are compelled to bring the no-confidence motion. This was never about numbers but about justice for Manipur. I have moved the motion that this House expresses no confidence in the Government. I.N.D.I.A. has brought this motion for Manipur. Manipur wants justice," Gogoi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to give a reply on Thursday.

The no-confidence motion moved by Opposition parties of I.N.D.I.A bloc was accepted by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on July 26.

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Aug 9, 2023 10:57 PM IST

From Manipur violence to dismissing no-trust motion as ‘misleading’, 10 things Amit Shah said in Lok Sabha

Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday tore into the opposition over the no-confidence motion moved against the Narendra Modi government over the issue of Manipur violence. In his speech which lasted a little over two hours, Shah not only called out the opposition ‘I.N.D.I.A’ bloc but also addressed the issue of Manipur violence. Read More

Aug 9, 2023 10:38 PM IST

‘Petty and shameful’: TMC's Mahua Moitra alleges less screen time for opposition leaders in Parliament

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra on Wednesday hit out at public broadcaster Sansad TV for allegedly not giving screen time to opposition leaders when they speak in the House during the no-confidence motion debate. Read More

Aug 9, 2023 9:53 PM IST

‘No-confidence motion to mislead people’: Shah leads govt counter in Lok Sabha

Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday hit out at the opposition over the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, calling it a move to create confusion among the people. Read More

Aug 9, 2023 9:32 PM IST

‘How many Kashmiri Pandits have you brought back'?: Farooq Abdullah to Centre

National Conference MP and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah, during the discussion on the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha against the Narendra Modi government, said that the Prime Minister did not just represent one colour, instead he represented all of India. Read More

Aug 9, 2023 8:52 PM IST

Recap: Amit Shah appeals for peace in Manipur, says attempts to politicise issue shameful

Appealing with "folded hands" for an end to the three-month-long cycle of violence in Manipur, Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday urged warring Kuki and Meitei communities to hold talks, as Lok Sabha adopted a resolution calling for the restoration of peace in the northeastern state.

Intervening in the debate on the no-confidence motion after Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders slammed the government's handling of the Manipur situation, Shah urged them not to politicise the issue of ethnic violence in the state.

Aug 9, 2023 8:17 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: Rajya Sabha passes Bill to modify list of Scheduled Castes in Chhattisgarh

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2023 to modify the list of scheduled Castes in the state of Chhattisgarh.

The Bill was passed by voice vote in the Upper House.

The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled castes) order 1950 to modify the list of scheduled Castes in the state of Chhattisgarh.

Aug 9, 2023 7:36 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: Union Home minister Amit Shah listed out names of scams under the UPA government during his no-confidence motion speech in Lok Sabha.

No-confidence motion LIVE: Union Home minister Amit Shah listed out names of scams under the UPA government during his no-confidence motion speech in Lok Sabha.

Aug 9, 2023 7:27 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: ‘PM will be present in the House tomorrow to reply to the no-confidence motion’: Rajnath Singh

No-confidence motion LIVE: The PM will be present in the House tomorrow to reply to the no-confidence motion: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha

Aug 9, 2023 7:17 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: LS, RS adjourned for the day, to meet again on 10th August

No-confidence motion LIVE: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned for the day, to meet again on 10th August.

Aug 9, 2023 7:03 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: ‘I appeal to both Meitei, Kuki communities to engage in dialogue,’ says Amit Shah on Manipur Violence

Union home minister Amis Shah, as he discussed issue of Manipur violence, appealed to the communities involved in the ethnic clashes to engage in dialogue saying, “Violence is not a solution.”

“I appeal to both Meitei and Kuki communities to engage in dialogue, violence is not a solution to any problem...I assure you that we will bring peace in the state. Politics should not be done on this issue,” Shah said.

Aug 9, 2023 6:45 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: Amit Shah says ‘Modi visited northeast over 50 times in last 9-years’

Speaking on Manipur violence during the discussion on no-confidence motion Amit Shah said, “PM Modi has visited Northeast more than 50 times in the last nine years. This shows that Northeast is part of our country. They are questioning us over Northeast, when they themselves did nothing for the region.”

Aug 9, 2023 6:37 PM IST

No-confidence Motion LIVE: ‘Saddened by violence in Manipur but politics over it is shameful,’ says Shah in LS

Amit Shah while speaking on Manipur issue said the incidents in the violence-hit state are “painful” but politics over it is “shameful”.

“I agree with the opposition's claim that there has been excessive violence in Manipur. In fact, we are more hurt than them (opposition). Such incidents have happened there that we should be ashamed as a society. However, while the incidents are shameful, doing politics on it is even more shameful,” Shah said.

Aug 9, 2023 6:18 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: ‘We banned PFI, attacks on our missions handed over to NIA,’ says Amit Shah in LS

Amit Shah told about the measures on internal security of the country taken up by the Modi-government while defending the BJP-led Centre in the no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition.

“We banned PFI in the country, and conducted raids at over 90 locations in the country. Cases regarding attacks on our missions in London, Ottawa and San Francisco handed over to NIA. 26/11 Tahawwur Hussain Rana will also soon face the judiciary in India,” he said.

Aug 9, 2023 6:10 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: 'We talk to Kashmir youth, not Pakistan's,' says Amit Shah in LS 

Aug 9, 2023 6:08 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Rajya Sabha passes Digital Personal Data Protection Bill

As discussion on ‘no-confidence motion’ is underway in the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Digital Data Protection Bill, 2023.

Aug 9, 2023 6:01 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: Amit Shah's jibe at Rahul Gandhi, ‘Launched 13 times, but failed’

Taking a swipe at Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, Union minister Amit Shah said, “There is one member in this House who has been launched 13 times in politics. This member failed all 13 times.”

Amit Shah also said talked Rahul Gandhi's visit to Bundelkhand saying, “I have seen one launching when he went to meet a poor lady from Bundelkhand named Kalavati. But what did you do for her? House, ration, electricity were provided to her by Modi government.”

Aug 9, 2023 5:51 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: Amit Shah speaks on schemes, defence developments by NDA govt

Defending the BJP-led National Development Alliance (NDA) over the no-confidence motion, Union home minister Amit Shah gave the details on the schemes and defence developments brought in by the current government.

Aug 9, 2023 5:42 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: ‘We made farmers self-sufficient,’ says Shah in LS

Speaking against the ‘no-confidence motion’ brought in by the Opposition, BJP leader and Union minister Amit Shah said, “What we have given to farmers are not freebies, but we have made them self sufficient.” 

Aug 9, 2023 5:32 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: Amit Shah attacks Oppn in LS, says, 'You couldn’t any important scheme' quoting to Jan Dhan Yojana

Amit Shah launched an attack on the Opposition for bringing the no-confidence motion, stating that crucial schemes like Jan Dhan Yojana were not initiated until the BJP-led government took charge. He also emphasised the government's “proactive and swift response in developing COVID-19 vaccines.”

Aug 9, 2023 5:25 PM IST

No-confidence motion LIVE: ‘PM Modi is most popular leader among public,’ Amit Shah in LS

Union home minister Amit Shah while speaking on no-confidence motions said, “After Independence, PM Modi's govt is only there which won the trust of most of the people. PM Modi is the most popular leader among the public...PM Modi works tirelessly for the people of the country. He works continuously for 17 hours a day, without taking a single leave. People trust him.”

Aug 9, 2023 5:21 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Watch Amit Shah speaking on no-confidence motion 

Aug 9, 2023 5:16 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Shah says, ‘In 9-years, 50 game changing decisions were taken’

Talking on the term that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the rule, Amit Shah said that during nine years the party has taken “50 game-changing decisions”. He further said that the no-confidence motion has been only brought “only to create delusion”.

Aug 9, 2023 5:14 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: ‘No real issues raised by opposition,’ says Amit Shah in LS

Amit Shah taking a swipe at the Opposition for bringing no-confidence motion against the government says, “No real issues raised by opposition.”

He further said that the prime minister is trusted by the people of the country and the Parliament.

Aug 9, 2023 5:09 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Union minister Amit starts his speech on no-confidence motion

Union home minister and BJP leader started to address the Lok Sabha on no-confidence motion. “No-confidence motion to mislead people,” says Amit Shah praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Aug 9, 2023 5:01 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Discussion on Digital Personal Data Protection Bill underway in RS

Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw speaks on Digital Personal Data Protection Bill in Rajya Sabha. 

Aug 9, 2023 4:58 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Congress MP speaks supporting no-trust vote, says, ‘We are against divide & rule policy’

Congress MP Revanth Reddy speaking in support of no-confidence motion attacked governement saying that their party is against “divide and rule policy”. 

Aug 9, 2023 4:17 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Farooq Abdullah of JKNC speaks in Lok Sabha

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference MP Farooq Abdullah speaks on the no-confidence motion, attacks BJP-led government and Modi, says, “He is not a prime minister for one colour”. Brings in issue of Kashmiri Pandits amid sloganeering by the ruling MPs.

Reacting to Abdullah, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said, “To say that that this government did not do anything for Kashmiri Pandit Hindus is wrong and misleading the House.”

Aug 9, 2023 3:45 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: RS Chairman refers breach of privileges against Raghav Chadha to Privileges Committee

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar has accepted the matter regarding the breach of privileges and directed it to Privilege Committee for further consideration against AAP MP Raghav Chadha on a motion moved by him to send the Delhi Services Bill to Select Committee and 'the name mentioned in a letter was fake claim' by MPs including BJD MP Sasmit Patra, BJP MPs Narhari Amin and Sudhanshu Trivedi and YSRCP MP Niranjan Reddy, ANI reported citing sources

Aug 9, 2023 3:30 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: BRS MP puts his points supporting no-confidence motion

Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) MP Nama Nageshwara Rao while speaking about the no-confidence motion against the governement, alleged that Telangana state have not been receiving funds and that the “state government has still been managing to keep their people not to lack anything.” 

He talked about “Mission Bhagiratha” saying the state government has been successful in providing water every house which was not the case before seperate Telangana announced.

Aug 9, 2023 3:10 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: DMK MP Kanimozhi speaks for no-trust vote; Attacks govt over Manipur situation

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi, while discussing the Opposition-introduced no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, criticised the BJP-led government, labeling it as a “shame” that a state (Manipur) within the country is enduring such violence. She referenced the viral video of two women paraded naked during the ethnic conflict in the state, stating, “The incident occurred in May, yet no action was taken.”

Addressing the Opposition bloc's visit to the state, the DMK leader said, “The people of Manipur expressed fear about returning to their homes.” Kanimozhi also commented on the “Sengol” controversy, involving a historical sceptre recently placed in the new Parliament building.

Aug 9, 2023 2:58 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Union home minister Amit Shah to speak on no-confidence motion in LS today

Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP leader will speak on the no-confidence motion today at 5pm. Earlier today, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi spoke while supporting motion introduced by their party's Gaurav Gogoi, and attacked the governement over Manipur issue. 

Aug 9, 2023 2:44 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: TMC MP says Manipur situation ‘not well at all, our leader was not allowed to visit’

Trinamool Congress MP while speaking during the ‘no-confidence motion’ said that their leader and chairman of the party, also the chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee was “denied permission” to visit the strife-torn Manipur. 
She said the “double-engine government” is not working quoting the Manipur situation and the recent violence in Haryana's Nuh.

Aug 9, 2023 2:17 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over Manipur issue as Kharge speaks

Congress president and Rajya Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge speaks in Rajya Sabha amid sloganeering by ruling party MPs. Kharge demands Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi's comments on Manipur issue.

Aug 9, 2023 12:39 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Watch debate on ‘no-trust vote’ here

Aug 9, 2023 12:20 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Rahul Gandhi speaks on ‘no-trust vote’ 

After being reinstated as a member of Parliament in Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi began speaking on Day 2 of the ‘no-trust vote’ discussion.

The debate, which commenced on Tuesday, grew heated in the Parliament, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to respond to the motion on August 11—the last day of the Monsoon Session.

Aug 9, 2023 11:54 AM IST

Question Hour in Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha MPs posed parliamentary questions to the central government during Question Hour, amid sloganeering and protests by Opposition MPs over the violence in Manipur on Wednesday.

Aug 9, 2023 11:49 AM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm

Soon after proceedings commenced, Rajya Sabha Chairperson Jagdeep Dhankar adjourned the Upper House till 2pm on Wednesday.

Prior to this, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked that Tushar Gandhi, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, has been arrested on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement.

Aug 9, 2023 11:48 AM IST

Rajya Sabha MP dons garland of tomatoes and ginger to Parliament

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Dr Sushil Gupta dons garland of tomatoes and ginger, in a bid to make a statement on the rising prices.

Aug 9, 2023 11:45 AM IST

Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrives at the Parliament

Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrives at the Parliament.

Discussion on the #NoConfidenceMotion will continue in Lok Sabha on the second day today.

Aug 9, 2023 11:44 AM IST

Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm

Speaker Om Birla adjourns Lok Sabha till 12 pm amid heavy sloganeering by opposition MPs.

"I had taken 20 questions and I try to ensure that everyone speaks during Question Hour. What is your message? Do you not want to discuss issues during Question Hour?" Birla said.

Aug 9, 2023 11:43 AM IST

Opposition MPs create ruckus in Lok Sabha amid question hour

Opposition MPs create ruckus in Lok Sabha amid question hour.

Aug 9, 2023 11:36 AM IST

BJP MPs hold 'Quit India' protest on Parliament premises

Bharatiya Janata Party MPs held a demonstration on Wednesday morning on the Parliament premises to mark the anniversary of the Quit India Movement.

They raised slogans and held posters with the messages- 'Corruption Quit India, Dynasty Quit India. and Appeasement Quit India'

BJP leaders like Nishikant Dubey and Ravi Shankar Prasad today hit out at the Congress alleging the party of corruption and following dynastic policies.

Dubey said, "In these 75 years Congress, and parties supported by it, gave three things to the country that are eating up the country like termites. It is time to create an atmosphere against them because democracy is for the common people.

“The second question is about Corruption. The third is about appeasement - vote bank politics that is being done by misleading minorities. They are not allowing implementation of policies in the country."

"...Rampant family rule in politics quit India, stinking corruption quit India, appeasement politics quit India. If the democratic fabric of the country is to be safeguarded these ills- family rule, and corruption have to quit India," said BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing a press conference.

Paying tribute to the participants of the Quit India Movement the PM called for a corruption and dynasty-free India.

Aug 9, 2023 11:35 AM IST

Lok Sabha proceedings continue amid ruckus

 Lok Sabha proceedings continue amid ruckus by the opposition MPs. 

Aug 9, 2023 11:25 AM IST

 What is the relation between BJP & Quit India? says Congress MP KC Venugopal

Congress MP KC Venugopal says, "What is the relation between BJP & Quit India? Their people did not participate in the struggle for Independence. BJP is totally against the freedom movement. What is the point that they are saying something on Quit India Day? It is a historical day...We are asking for a debate in the Parliament in the presence of PM Modi. PM is not even coming to the Parliament...He is not talking about Manipur. Quit India movement reminds us of this government now..."

Aug 9, 2023 11:24 AM IST

Monsoon Session LIVE: Rajya Sabha MPs observe a minute's silence as a tribute to the freedom fighters.

Rajya Sabha MPs observe a minute's silence as a tribute to the freedom fighters.

Aug 9, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Lok Sabha MPs observe a minute's silence as a tribute to the freedom fighters

Lok Sabha MPs observe a minute's silence as a tribute to the freedom fighters, commemorating the 1942 Quit India Movement. They also pay tribute to the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan on the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombings there.

Aug 9, 2023 11:20 AM IST

Parliament Session Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm

Aug 9, 2023 11:12 AM IST

Opposition MPs pay floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Opposition MPs pay floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, on the Parliament premises, remembering the 1942 Quit India Movement.

Aug 9, 2023 11:11 AM IST

 Rahul Gandhi did not have the confidence to speak in the no-confidence motion: West Bengal BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar

West Bengal BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar says, "Congress leader Rahul Gandhi did not have the confidence to speak in the no-confidence motion yesterday...Perhaps today he will speak what his teacher has taught him..."

Aug 9, 2023 11:10 AM IST

Ruckus in LS moments after it convenes, Oppn chants 'Pradhan Mantri sadan mein aao'

The Opposition protested the absence of PM Modi in Lok Sabha seconds after Question Hour began in the House.