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Rahul Gandhi's no-confidence motion speech Highlights: The no confidence motion against the Modi government is Opposition's bid to force the PM to speak on Manipur.
Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Tuesday.
Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Tuesday.

Rahul Gandhi No Confidence Motion Debate News: Rahul Gandhi was expected to begin the no-confidence motion debate against the Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, following his return to Parliament a day before, after nearly four months. However, in last minute changes, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi opened the debate instead and sought justice for Manipur....Read More

Gandhi's MP status was reinstated on Monday after the Supreme Court gave him relief last week by staying his conviction in the Modi surname case.

A Surat court in Gujarat had awarded the former Congress chief a two-year sentence in the criminal defamation case in March, which led to his disqualification as a lawmaker. Other than Gandhi, Gaurav Gogoi and Manish Tewari will be the other speakers from the Congress, sources said. The motion will run for three days till Thursday, during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reply on the last day.

The motion was tabled against the government after the Opposition failed to receive PM Modi's statement to both Houses on the violence-hit Manipur, which it had been demanding since the monsoon session began on July 20. Although the no-confidence motion is bound to fail the numbers test, the Opposition is counting on winning the battle of perception among the public by cornering the government on the Manipur crisis.

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Aug 8, 2023 8:47 PM IST

Assam CM lashes out at Congress over Manipur issue

"I want to clearly state that because of the wrong policy adopted by the Congress Party during the formative years, today Northeastern state is not able to resolve various disputes that exist in our region from the time we've attained freedom," said Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Manipur as reported by ANI. 

Aug 8, 2023 8:03 PM IST

BJP didn't give chance to northeast MPs to speak: Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi told media, "BJP despite having two MPs from the Northeast, didn't give them a chance to speak today. Just like Congress gave a chance to a representative from the Northeast to be the speaker today, they should have asked their MPs from the Northeast to speak and tell the actual situation of the state. This shows that they are ignoring the Manipur issue. Now I doubt whether the PM will speak in Parliament or not?" ( ANI) 

Aug 8, 2023 5:53 PM IST

Manish Tewari on Manipur crisis: When there is unrest in any northeastern state…

"When there is any unrest in any northeastern state it affects the entire northeast region and the country," said Congress MP Manish Tewari during no-confidence motion debate in Lok Sabha, reported ANI. 

Aug 8, 2023 5:12 PM IST

Before 2014, many people from Northeast faced racial discrimination and atrocities: Union min Kiren Rijiju

Before 2014, many people from the Northeast faced racial discrimination and atrocities in Delhi and other major cities of the country. After 2014 the situation changed, and the DGP conference was held in Guwahati for the first time after independence. During this meeting, the PM directed that police must ensure the security of people from the Northeast: Union minister & BJP leader Kiren Rijiju said in Lok Sabha during no-confidence motion debate, quoted ANI. 

Aug 8, 2023 4:37 PM IST

'… working against India,' Kiren Rijiju attacks Oppn

Nothing will happen by naming the alliance I.N.D.I.A when you are actually working against India, said Union minister and BJP leader Kiren Rijiju during no-confidence motion debate in Lok Sabha, quoted ANI. 

Aug 8, 2023 4:33 PM IST

No-confidence motion brought at very wrong time: Union min Kiren Rijiju

"This no-confidence motion has been brought at a very wrong time. The Congress will regret it later," said Union minister Kiren Rijiju during debate over no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, reported PTI. 

Aug 8, 2023 3:58 PM IST

People will decide if PM has chosen not to speak and whether that was right or wrong: BJD MP attacks Congress 

BJD MP Pinaki Misra defending the government said, "...I have always believed that the Congress party is adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. They are also very adept at cutting their nose to spite their face. They know that every time the PM has got up to speak on the Floor of this House, he has pushed the Congress party through the shredder...This defies common sense, logic, political sense. People of this country will decide if the PM has chosen not to speak whether that was right or wrong. You have to take the case to the people..."

Aug 8, 2023 3:45 PM IST

‘If state govt wanted…’: SP's Dimple Yadav on Manipur violence

"If the (state) government wanted, this violence could have been controlled within two days but the government's intention was not right. Even today, it continues to be in deception mode," says Samajwadi Party MP on Manipur issue in Lok Sabha, reported PTI. 

Aug 8, 2023 2:39 PM IST

Shiv Sena's (Shinde camp) Shrikant Eknath Shinde speaks for the govt

Son of Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde, Shrikant Eknath Shinde, spoke in favour of the government against the no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha. He attacked the INDIA alliance for the past corruption cases and scams of their governments.

Aug 8, 2023 2:31 PM IST

'Manipur CM must resign... govt shamed women,' says NCP's Sule in LS

Speaking in support of the no-confidence motion against the government, NCP MP Supriya Sule said BJP toppled 9 govts in 9 years. On Manipur violence, she added that the state CM must resign, alleging that the govt shamed women. 

Aug 8, 2023 1:59 PM IST

No-confidence motion: TMC MP's attack on Modi ministers Thakur, Lekhi

Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy, during the no-confidence motion debate Tuesday, attacked the Union ministers Anurag Thakur and Meenakshi Lekhi for their controversial remarks on various matters. He pointed to Thakur's provocative slogan made during Delhi election where he had said “Desh ke Gaddaron ko, goli maaron saalon ko”. The rough English translation is “shoot the traitors”. Roy also slammed Lekhi for her recent remarks made last week in the Parliament. On Opposition's allegation of misusing financial agencies against non-BJP leaders, Lekhi had said, “Shaant raho, tumhare ghar na ED aajaye. (Keep quiet, or ED may arrive at your home).”

Aug 8, 2023 1:53 PM IST

No-confidence motion: TMC MP Sougata Roy presents his arguments

Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy presented his arguments Tuesday after DMK MP Thalikkottai R Baalu concluded his speech during the ongoing no-confidence motion debate in Lok Sabha. 

Aug 8, 2023 1:45 PM IST

No-confidence motion: DMK MP Thalikkottai R Baalu begins his arguments 

After Congress' Gaugarv Gogoi and BJP's Nishikant Dubey's arguments on no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in Lok Sabha on Tuesday; DMK MP Thalikkottai R Baalu began his submissions supporting the motion.

Aug 8, 2023 1:33 PM IST

No confidence motion: BJP's Nishikant Dubey concludes his speech

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey concluded his speech on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha Tuesday. “My PM says that this is not a no-confidence motion, this is a motion of confidence within the opposition to see who is supporting whom,” he said.

Aug 8, 2023 1:18 PM IST

I.N.D.I.A parties to submit privilege notice against Piyush Goyal for using ‘unparliamentary word’

I.N.D.I.A parties will submit privilege notice against Union minister Piyush Goyal for using “unparliamentary word”.

Aug 8, 2023 1:04 PM IST

BJP fields Nishikant Dubey to present its arguments

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey replied to no-confidence motion debate amid ruckus by opposition in Lok Sabha.

Aug 8, 2023 12:46 PM IST

Watch no-confidence motion debate LIVE coverage on HT

Aug 8, 2023 12:40 PM IST

Congress poses three questions for PM Modi in no-confidence motion debate

At the opening remarks during the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha Tuesday, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said: "PM took a 'maun vrat' to not speak in the Parliament. So, we had to bring the No Confidence Motion to break his silence. We have three questions for him - 1) Why did he not visit Manipur to date? 2) Why did it take almost 80 days to finally speak on Manipur and when he did speak it was just for 30 seconds? 3) Why has the PM not sacked the Manipur CM so far?"

Aug 8, 2023 12:27 PM IST

Gaurav Gogoi opens no-confidence motion debate: ‘Manipur wants justice….’

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi opened discussion on No Confidence Motion in Lok Sabha. He said, "We are compelled to bring the No Confidence Motion. This was never about numbers but about justice for Manipur. I move 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."

Aug 8, 2023 12:11 PM IST

Prahlad Joshi's dig at Rahul Gandhi over speaker order change

BJP MP Pralhad Joshi on change of speaker order, takes dig at Rahul Gandhi: “What happened sir? Why did they change order? We are keen to hear him. What happened in 5 mins.”

Aug 8, 2023 12:06 PM IST

Gaurav Gogoi to begin no-confidence motion debate

Lok Sabha proceedings were resumed Tuesday noon after getting adjourned for an hour. The no confidence motion against the Modi government is to be taken up anytime soon. There has been a change of order in speakers. Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi will begin the debate.

Aug 8, 2023 12:01 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi arrives in Parliament ahead of discussion on 'No-Confidence Motion'

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi arrived in Parliament Tuesday ahead of discussion on 'No-Confidence Motion' against the Modi government.

Aug 8, 2023 11:46 AM IST

No-confidence motion debate: Rahul Gandhi to shortly begin speech

Aug 8, 2023 11:28 AM IST

'Purpose of no-confidence motion…': Congress MP 

Congress MP Rajiv Shukla on no-confidence motion debate in Parliament from Tuesday: "They have the number strength. The purpose is that the opposition will be allowed to speak (in the Parliament)."

Aug 8, 2023 11:14 AM IST

Ahead of no-confidence motion debate, Lok Sabha adjourned till noon

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 12 noon on Tuesday due to opposition protests over expunged portion of Monday's debate being re-recorded. Congress MPs Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Gaurav Gogoi among others also met Speaker Om Birla and raised the issue of BJP leader Nishikant Dubey's words on NewsClick row not being expunged in the late night bulletin.

The no-confidence motion is likely to be taken up in the Lower House at 12 pm. 

Aug 8, 2023 11:00 AM IST

'Our victory, their failure': Opposition leaders optimistic about no-confidence motion's outcome

CPI MP Binoy Viswamon on no-confidence motion: “Today, discussion (on no-confidence motion) will begin in the Lok Sabha and the PM will be forced to respond, that is our victory and their failure.”

Aug 8, 2023 10:46 AM IST

'Rahul Gandhi has opportunity to…': Anurag Thakur slams Congress leader ahead of no-confidence motion debate

Union minister Anurag Thakur on NewsClick row: “Rahul Gandhi has an opportunity today to apologise to the nation and tell how Rajiv Gandhi Foundation took money from the Chinese.”

Aug 8, 2023 10:33 AM IST

‘Mere formality’: Sushil Modi downplays impact of Opposition's no confidence motion

BJP leader Sushil Modi on opposition's no confidence motion in Parliament today: "This (no confidence motion) is a mere formality now, there was no need of it. We were anyway ready to discuss Manipur issue in both the Houses. They (opposition) had brought the no confidence motion in 2018 as well and we all saw what happened."

Aug 8, 2023 10:13 AM IST

When was Rahul Gandhi's last speech in Lok Sabha?

Rahul Gandhi made his last speech in the Lok Sabha on February 7, 2023, when he had participated in the debate on the President's speech.

Aug 8, 2023 9:48 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi to begin no-confidence motion debate against Modi government today 

Rahul Gandhi of the Congress who was reinstated as the Lok Sabha MP on Monday, three days after the Supreme Court suspended his criminal defamation conviction in the Modi surname case, will start the no-confidence debate against the Narendra Modi government in the Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday, sources said.

Aug 8, 2023 11:00 AM IST

'Our victory, their failure': Opposition leaders optimistic about no-confidence motion's outcome

CPI MP Binoy Viswamon on no-confidence motion: “Today, discussion (on no-confidence motion) will begin in the Lok Sabha and the PM will be forced to respond, that is our victory and their failure.”

Aug 8, 2023 10:46 AM IST

'Rahul Gandhi has opportunity to…': Anurag Thakur slams Congress leader ahead of no-confidence motion debate

Union minister Anurag Thakur on NewsClick row: “Rahul Gandhi has an opportunity today to apologise to the nation and tell how Rajiv Gandhi Foundation took money from the Chinese.”

Aug 8, 2023 10:33 AM IST

‘Mere formality’: Sushil Modi downplays impact of Opposition's no confidence motion

BJP leader Sushil Modi on opposition's no confidence motion in Parliament today: "This (no confidence motion) is a mere formality now, there was no need of it. We were anyway ready to discuss Manipur issue in both the Houses. They (opposition) had brought the no confidence motion in 2018 as well and we all saw what happened."

Aug 8, 2023 10:13 AM IST

When was Rahul Gandhi's last speech in Lok Sabha?

Rahul Gandhi made his last speech in the Lok Sabha on February 7, 2023, when he had participated in the debate on the President's speech.

Aug 8, 2023 9:48 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi to begin no-confidence motion debate against Modi government today 

Rahul Gandhi of the Congress who was reinstated as the Lok Sabha MP on Monday, three days after the Supreme Court suspended his criminal defamation conviction in the Modi surname case, will start the no-confidence debate against the Narendra Modi government in the Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday, sources said.

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