Both BJP, Congress responsible for Andhra’s plight, says TDP MP Kesineni Srinivas
“I thought for one and a half hours I was watching a Bollywood blockbuster film. I have no doubt PM would have been the best actor in the world,” Srinivas said. He added that BJP MP form Andhra Hari Babu Kambhampati accepted that both the Congress and BJP were responsible for the unscientific bifurcation of the state. “But what is your present government doing for us,” Srinivas asked.
‘Never saw a speech so disconnected with reality:’ Sitaram Yechury
CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury tweets: “Bizarre! For the first time in the history of no-confidence motions has the PM’s reply been so disconnected with reality. What he is saying has nothing to do with issues raised by the Opposition and his own allies.”
TDP made U-turn on special status, had accepted special package
“I remember a statement made by a TDP MP who had said that the special package is better than special status. State chief minister Chandrababu Naidu had also thanked the finance minister. But they did a U-turn,” Modi said.
He said that the TDP got stuck in the game plan laid by YRS Congress and they used the Parliament to settle regional political scores. “As the elections drew nearer. The praise changed into criticism,” Modi said.
States formed by BJP doing well, Congress forcefully divided Andhra Pradesh
“Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji created 3 states: Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. It was done peacefully. These states are prospering. The Congress divided Andhra Pradesh behind shut doors and their conduct then was shameful,” Modi said.
Naamdaar vs Kaamdar: Modi hits back at Rahul for saying PM can’t look me in the eye
“A member said that I can’t look them in the eye. He is right. He is a big naamdaar, while I am a backward caste man from a poor household. I am a simple kaamdaar. How can I dare to look them in the eye?,” Modi said.
He said that whenever anyone tried to look them in the eye they have paid a price, be it Charan Singh, Chandra Shekhar, HD Deve Gowda, IK Gujral.
Modi lists out his government’s achievements
“We have the honour of working towards electrification of 18,000 villages that were in the dark for 70 years.Most of these villages were situated in Eastern India and the Northeast. But no one thought about them because they didn’t fit into the math of vote bank politics,” Modi said.
He also claimed that his government gave soil health cards to 15 crore farmers. “Our Government has opened bank accounts for the poor. Earlier, the doors of the banks never opened for the poor. Women are leading a smoke-free life due to Ujjwala Yojana,” Modi said.
Harsimrat Kaur disapproves of Rahul Gandhi’s hug to Modi
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal disapproved of Rahul Gandhi’s surprise hug to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the Congress president should know that he is speaking in Parliament and not acting in a film.
Centre compromising on freedom of speech: Kharge
Kharge accused the Centre of compromising on the freedom of speech and said that Congress has been making efforts to prevent this.
Mallikarjun Kharge slams Modi government
Kharge said, “The way you are operating now, the way you are mistreating minorities, compromising on freedom of speech, spreading inequality, democracy would have been demolished by now if we had adhered to your measures as well.”
Rahul’s speech high on entertainment, low on substance: BJP
The BJP termed Rahul Gandhi’s hug to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an “immature” act and said his speech during the no-confidence motion was “low on substance” and “high on entertainment”.
Commenting on the Congress president’s speech, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “It was low on substance and high on entertainment value.
BJP’s Prahlad Joshi moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi
According to reports, Prahlad Joshi of the BJP has moved a breach of privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi alleging that the Congress chief made ‘unsubstantiated claims against BJP, particularly against the prime minister on Rafale deal.”
House saw strange antics because of Rahul: BJP
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar addressed the media on Friday and said that “the House witnessed strange antics because of Rahuls’ lack of experience and his lack of knowledge of limits of accepted parliamentary behaviour.” He shot one lie after another to try and mislead the House, said Kumar.
‘No-confidence’ in govt already visible as even party allies are boycotting vote today: Saugata Roy
The lack of confidence in the BJP government is already visible as Shiv Sena, a BJP ally who also holds ministries in Union government, walked out instead of supporting the government, said AITMC’s Saugata Roy. He also mentioned the recent bypoll loses that the saffron party faced, saying, “ Jahan Jahan chunav ho raha hai, BJP haar raha hai to no-confidence to aise hi ho gaya ( Wherever the elections are happening, the BJP is losing its seats. This in itself shows that people have lost confidence in the state)”
The jumlas of Narendra Modi govt, as listed by Rahul Gandhi in LS
Congress president hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his ‘jumla‘ weapon. It’s the same weapon Rahul used during the Jan Aakrosh Rally in April in New Delhi.
Jumla # 1: Rs 15 lakh will be deposited in every person’s account.
Jumla # 2: Two crore employment every year.
Jumla # 3: Modiji helping only 10 to 20 businessmen but ignoring poor people. In Modi’s marketing team, businessmen are pumping in money.
Jumla # 4: Idea of demonetisation was a failure. Modi is unaware of the fact that farmers and small traders go for cash transaction. Farmers and small traders use only in cash in their transactions.
Jumla # 5: About Rafael deal — Defence minister told didn’t reveal the details under pressure from the prime minister.
Prime minister favours some businessmen, says Rahul Gandhi
“I think everybody understands the relationship the prime minister has with certain business people. One of those people was given the Rafale contract. That person benefitted with thousands and thousands of crores. The gentleman benefitted to the tune of Rs 45,000 crore. He must answer if the Cabinet Committee on Security cleared the Rafale deal,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday. “Everybody understands and sees the amount of money which goes into the marketing of the Prime Minister of India. Modi says he is a chaukidaar(watchman) of the country. He is not a ‘chaukidaar‘, but a ‘bhagidaar‘ (stakeholder).”
Rahul Gandhi targets Centre on Rafale deal
Speaking in Lok Sabha, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, ” Defence minister is sitting here. She first said that she will reveal details of the jet prices. After that, defence minister clearly said that she can’t reveal the figures because there is a secrecy pact between the French and Indian government. I met the French prime minister that is there a pact, but he said that there is no such pact between the two countries.”
Modi govt is for rural development, women upliftment
BJP’s Rakesh Singh, while presenting his party’s case and defending the Narendra Modi-led government and policies in the Lok Sabha, spoke of schemes, initiated by the Modi government, that have contributed to rural development and women upliftment.
Uproar in Rajya Sabha over use of ‘offensive’ word by TDP MP against Narendra Modi
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman protested over the use of an “offensive” word by a TDP MP against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She asked Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to expunge the term, to will the Speaker said that she will consider the request.
“If Rahul speaks without fumbling and making a single mistake for 15 minutes, the earth will definitely shake and dance,” says BJP MP Paresh Rawal
The #NoConfidenceMotion is spearheaded by Congress and DMK, so no way will AIADMK support it, says V Maitreyan, AIADMK MP
In the end, Shiv Sena abstains from Lok Sabha
In a House of 535 members, the ruling NDA has 313 members in the Lok Sabha- 274 from BJP, 18 from Shiv Sena, 6 from LJP and 4 from SAD.
More money has been given to build statues than to Andhra Pradesh to build a new capital
TDP MP Jayadev Galla quotes Mahesh Babu movie to sharpen attack on BJP
Galla said Rs. 1.3 lakh loan burden was being put on the Andhra Pradesh. The state was a loser as during reorganisation funds were divided based on population, and resources were based on location, he said.
What’s the value of PM’s word, asks TDP MP Galla
What value does the word of a PM given on the floor of a House have? Asks TDP Galla as he lists out the occasions where PM Modi has promised them a special category state.
No-confidence motion moved
The TDP has moved the no-trust motion, even as the Lok Sabha Speaker refused Congress’ plea for more time.
No-trust vote at 6 pm, says Speaker; Mallikarjun Kharge protests over allotment of 38 minutes for Congress
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the motion of no-confidence debate will begin now and the voting will be held at 6 pm. “If the House agrees, we will skip lunch,” she said. Mallikarjun Kharge raised concern over the allotment of 38 minutes to Congress. Meanwhile, the BJD staged a walkout.
26 no-confidence motions moved in the past
Twenty-six no-confidence motions, or Avishwas Prastav as known in Hindi, have been moved in the past in the Lok Sabha. Jawaharlal Nehru faced the first no-confidence motion in the aftermath of the India-China war in 1963. The last prime minister to face one was Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003, according to News18. Friday will be the first time in 15 years that a no-confidence motion has been moved by the House and is also the first one for the Narendra Modi government.
Number of no-confidence motions discussed
Rahul Gandhi likely to be first Congress speaker
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will likely be the first leader from his party to speak in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Congress, the main Opposition party, has been allocated 38 minutes to present its views. Apart from Gandhi, other leaders including Mallikarjun Kharge, will also likely speak during the debate.
Rajnath Singh, Rakesh Singh, Virendra Singh Mast, Arjun Ram Meghwal to speak from govt
Union home minister Rajnath Singh, BJP MPs Rakesh Singh, Virendra Singh Mast and former chief whip Arjun Ram Meghwal will speak from the government on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha.
Time allocated for each party to speak during no-confidence debate
Here is a rundown of the time allotted to each party in the Lok Sabha to speak during the no-confidence debate on Friday:
Telugu Desam Party (TDP): 13 minutes (will initiate debate).
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP): 3.5 hours
Congress: 38 minutes
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK): 29 minutes
Trinamool Congress (TMC): 27 minutes
Biju Janata Dal (BJD): 15 minutes
Shiv Sena: 14 minutes
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS): 9 minutes
CPM: 7 minutes
Samajwadi Party, NCP: 6 minutes
LJSP: 5 minutes