Deccan Chronicle

LS to take up no-trust motion debate on Aug. 8

- DC CORRESPOND­ENT NEW DELHI, AUG. 1

The Lok Sabha will debate the no-confidence motion brought by the Opposition between August 8 and 10, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to reply to the move on the last day.

Protesting against the debate not being taken up as a priority, the members of the ‘INDIA’ bloc parties staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha’s Business Advisory Committee (BAC), convened by Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday. The BJD, meanwhile, extended its support to the government against the no-confidence motion brought by the Opposition parties.

According to the Lok Sabha secretaria­t, the debate on the no-confidence motion will begin on August 8 and continue till August 10, when the Prime Minister will reply to the debate.

On Tuesday, the Opposition bloc, comprising the Congress, DMK, Left parties and TMC, as well as the BRS, demanded that the House take up the motion immediatel­y and protested the government pushing through its legislativ­e agenda this week.

It is learnt that the government maintained that there are no rules or precedents that make it mandatory for the House to take up the no-confidence motion immediatel­y. It insisted that the rules state the motion should be taken up for discussion within 10 working days of being admitted.

The Congress whip in the Lok Sabha Manickam Tagore said that the Lok Sabha was adjourned after the Opposition parties of the INDIA alliance demanded the presence of the Prime Minister in the House and that he made a statement on the Manipur issue.

On the walkout from the BAC meeting, Tagore said, “The meeting of the BAC of Lok Sabha was held at noon, during which the constituen­ts of the INDIA alliance demanded that the no-confidence motion be brought up immediatel­y. We wanted the no-confidence motion to be taken up tomorrow itself.”

The Congress leader said that in the 16th Lok Sabha, when the TDP moved a no-confidence motion, it was listed the next day. “Therefore, the

 ?? PTI ?? TMC MP Derek O’brien and other Opposition MPS of INDIA with protesting AAP MP Sanjay Singh over his suspension from the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
PTI TMC MP Derek O’brien and other Opposition MPS of INDIA with protesting AAP MP Sanjay Singh over his suspension from the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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