The Narendra Modi government defeated the no-confidence motion brought against it by a comfortable 325 votes. Only 126 MPs supported the motion of no-confidence against the Modi government.
The day was dominated by two leaders — Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. While Rahul stunned the nation by hugging PM Modi in Lok Sabha, the prime minister targetted Gandhi’s Congress with a searing speech. Here are the highlights of the day.
— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2018
Terming the no-trust vote against his government a result of the opposition’s “arrogance”, Modi had earlier called on all parties to dismiss the move and accused the Congress of working with the mindset of ‘Modi hatao’ (remove Modi). Responding to the debate on the motion, he said some people are indulging in “negative politics.” He also took a dig at Rahul Gandhi for asking him to stand up for a hug after walking across to his chair in the Lok Sabha, saying the Congress President appeared to be in a hurry to occupy his seat.
NDA: 325 votes.
Opposition: 126 votes.
Modi wins the Trust Vote.
Congress gets Moral Victory.
NDA is 315. But they got more than 315 Votes. It means, Opposition members also voted for Modi. Now, Opposition may blame that Voting Machine in Parliament is Tampered like EVMs.
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) July 20, 2018
Only the electorate of the country can decide his fate and make him sit on his chair, Modi said, asking “what is the hurry”. Gandhi was present in the House when the Prime Minister made the statement.
With the AIADMK voting in favour, NDA should have got 331 votes but it got 325. Four AIADMK MPs didn’t vote. And it seems two Bjp MPs were not present!! This is very initial calculation. With Shiv Sena’s support, NDA number could have reached 343, 7 more than it won in 2014.
— Akhilesh Sharma (@akhileshsharma1) July 20, 2018
Today’s no-confidence motion, the 27th in Parliamentary history, is the first to be admitted in 15 years. The last was in 2003 when the Congress party moved a no-confidence motion against prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
325 Noes and Ayes 126. Govt wins the vote! #NoConfidenceMotion
— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) July 20, 2018