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New Delhi – The opposition parties tabled the no confidence motion against Modi Government on 26th July. Om Birla, the speaker of the Lok Sabha accepted the proposal and said that the date of the discussion would definitely be decided later. Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi tabled the no confidence motion on behalf of the opposition parties demanding that Modi should speak in the Lok Sabha with regard to the violence in Manipur,
Parliament monsoon session commenced on 20th July. Many times the proceedings in both the Houses in the parliament stopped on account of the Manipur violence. While speaking about the proposal. The Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said that they were ready to discuss, let the proposal come.
What is meant by ‘No confidence motion’ ?
Under Rule 198 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Lok Sabha, a No Confidence Motion is a formal request made by the opposition against the current administration in the Lok Sabha. After the motion is passed, the ruling party is required to quit if it cannot demonstrate its majority in the Lok Sabha.
Any Lok Sabha MP, who can garner the support of 50 colleagues, can, at any point of time, introduce a motion of no-confidence against the Council of Ministers.
Thereafter, a discussion on the motion takes place. MPs who support the motion highlight the government’s shortcomings, and the Treasury Benches respond to the issues they raise. Finally, a vote takes place – in case the motion carries, the government is bound to vacate the office.