Lok Sabha discusses No-Confidence Motion brought by Opposition against Govt: Debate to resume tomorrow
The Lok Sabha today held a discussion on the No-Confidence Motion against the Government. When the House met after the first adjournment at 12 Noon, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi initiated debate over the motion.
He said, the I.N.D.I.A alliance has moved the No-Confidence Motion on Manipur issue because the state demands justice. He questioned, why Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not visited Manipur so far. He said, women had to face atrocities in the state.
Mr Gogoi questioned the Manipur Chief Minister, alleging, he failed to maintain peace, and law and order in the state. Participating in the discussion, Nishikant Dubey of the BJP questioned the unity of the newly formed I.N.D.I.A. alliance.
He alleged that during the Congress rule, several cases were filed, and action was taken against the leaders of opposition parties, including Samajwadi Party, RJD, and TMC.
Sougata Roy of TMC said, the BJP had sent a delegation to West Bengal, but not a single delegation was sent to Manipur.
Supriya Sule of NCP demanded the resignation of Manipur Chief Minister over the violence. Dimple Yadav of Samajwadi Party also raised concern over the human rights violations in Manipur. Pinaki Misra of BJD opposed the no-confidence motion saying that it is doomed to fail. Questioning the disruption made by the opposition parties in the House, he said, disruptive politics had not paid dividends in the past and is not going to do so in the future.
Arvind Sawant of Shivsena (UBT) alleged that Centre was silent on the Manipur issue for 70 days. Mr Sawant said, the Government has failed in doing its duty.
Intervening in the debate Union Minister for Earth Science Kiren Rijiju said, the no-confidence motion against the Centre is historic because it will be the last one to be defeated before sessions move to the new Parliament building. Taking on the opposition, he said, nothing will happen by naming the alliance I.N.D.I.A when they are actually working against India.
Manish Tewari of Congress said, four years have passed since the abrogation of Article 370, but assembly elections have not yet been conducted in Jammu and Kashmir. Also, no discussions were held on the India-China skirmishes of 2020 ever since the House resumed after Covid-19 pandemic.
Sunita Duggal of BJP, Simranjit Singh Mann of SAD(M) and Thol. Thirumavalavan of VCK also spoke on the No Confidence Motion.