No-Confidence Motion Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Lok Sabha, replying to the no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition’s INDIA bloc. (Photo: Sansad TV/YouTube)
PM Modi Speech Highlights: The INDIA bloc’s no-confidence motion was defeated in the Lok Sabha today following a walkout by the Opposition parties during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech. PM Modi, during his over two-hours-long speech, besides leading a tirade against the Opposition parties, vowed to bring peace to the northeastern state at the earliest. “The central and state governments are working day and night to punish the accused and bring back peace to the state. I want to reassure the people of Manipur that the entire country stands with them,” PM Modi said.
Meanwhile, Congress MP and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been suspended over “gross misconduct”. The suspension will be in place till the Privileges Committee submits its report.
Earlier in the day, a verbal duel broke out in the Lok Sabha today as senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called the violence in Manipur a civil war in the country and questioned the PM’s silence over the matter, BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia reminded the House of the countless clashes and deaths in the northeastern state during the Congress’s rule.
Parliament No-Confidence Motion Highlights: PM Modi vows to bring back peace in Manipur, hits out at Opposition parties; Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury suspended from Lok Sabha; Follow Live Updates
The Lok Sabha secretariat Monday morning cleared Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s return to Parliament via a notification days after the Supreme Court stayed his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his remarks on the ‘Modi’ surname. Jubilant over Gandhi’s return to the Lok Sabha, MPs shouted slogans in support of the Opposition’s INDIA bloc, and within minutes the Lower House was adjourned for an hour till noon. “Garv se bolo INDIA, paschim bolo India, purv bolo India,” Opposition leaders shouted. The speaker warned them that the House cannot be disturbed with slogans, and asked them to attend the Question Hour, but the MPs refused to pay heed. Rahul Gandhi was disqualified as an MP on March 23 this year after he was convicted by a Gujarat court and sentenced to two years in jail in the defamation case.
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First published on: 10-08-2023 at 09:33 IST