No confidence Motion: The BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition dug in for a showdown in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted a no-confidence motion and said it would be taken up on Friday for discussion and voting.
The BJP issued a notice to all its Lok Sabha members on Wednesday and said they must be present in the House on Thursday and Friday as very important legislative discussions will take place.
The BJP believes that the government will get the support of as many as 314 MPs in the Lok Sabha. All NDA parties are going to vote unitedly against the no-confidence motion. The list of the 314 MPs, however, does not include Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who is also a BJP MP, they said. The majority mark is 268.
In a House of 535 members, the ruling National Democratic Alliance has 313 members in the Lok Sabha, including 274 (including the Speaker) of BJP, 18 of Shiv Sena, six LJP and four SAD. The stated strength of the Opposition is 222, including 63 of the Congress-led UPA, 37 of AIADMK, 34 of TMC, 20 BJD, 16 TDP and 11 TRS.
Inputs From PTI
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