Lok Sabha set to discuss No-confidence motion on Friday

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Lok Sabha on Friday will hold discussion on no-confidence motion against NDA government, brought by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and supported by other opposition parties.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced in the House during the first day of the Monsoon session on Wednesday that the discussion will be followed by voting on the same day.

“The House will take up the debate (on the motion) on Friday, July 20th. The discussion will be held for the full day, followed by voting on it,” said Mahajan.

United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi said in a statement that her party has enough numbers for voting.

In reply to Sonia Gandhi’s statement, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said, “I think such over confidence will serve no purpose. We will show clear majority on July 20. We will win comfortably and show our strength to the opposition”.

However, TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Naidu on Sunday wrote letters to non-BJP, non-Congress parties’ presidents and Parliamentary party leaders looking for support on a no-confidence motion against Narendra Modi party over demand for special category status to Andhra Pradesh

In addition to this Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday announced that all opposition parties have come to a accord to move the Vote of No Confidence Motion in the Monsoon Session.