Discussion on no-confidence motion moved by Congress likely on August 2 in LStext_fields
New Delhi: Discussion on the no-confidence motion moved by the main opposition Congress against the Narendra Modi government, is likely to be initiated in Lok Sabha on August 2, sources said.
They informed that the business advisory committee (BAC) of Lok Sabha under the chairmanship of Speaker Om Birla is expected to meet on Monday, where the business for the week is to be finalised.
Sources said that there is a likelihood that the date for the discussion on the no-confidence motion is likely to be finalised for August 2 during the meeting.
While the BAC meeting is scheduled for Monday, the Prime Minister will be on a day-long visit to Pune on August 1, so the discussion on the no-confidence motion is likely to be initiated on August 2, they added.
As per norms, the Prime Minister has to reply to the discussion on the no-confidence motion.
The no-confidence motion had been admitted in Lok Sabha on July 26. Moved by Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi under Rule 193, the motion said that the House thehas no trust in the central council of ministers. Once the Speaker announced the receipt of the no-confidence motion, he had sought to know the number of MPs who supported the move.
All the Congress, Left, Trinamool Congress, the JD-U, the National Conference, the NCP, the AAP, Samajwadi Party, and Shiv Sena-UBT MPs had stood up to show their support to the proposed no-confidence motion on July 26.
When the discussion will begin in Lok Sabha on the no-confidence motion, either Gogoi or any other MP from Congress will initiate it.
The discussion is normally allotted a time slot of 10 to 12 hours. The motion had been moved by the Congress, as the government has not heeded the opposition coalition INDIA's demand of Prime Minister Modi coming to Parliament and speaking on the situation prevailing in Manipur, which has been in the grip of ethnic violence since the first week of May.