Prime News, National (New Delhi), July 21:- In a major victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the NDA government led by him comfortably sailed through the no-confidence motion brought against it by the Opposition after a day-long debate in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
Ahead of the voting, the Prime Minister called the no-confidence motion a result of the Opposition’s “arrogance” and its ‘Modi hatao’ mindset as he hit back at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his “childish” behaviour.
While 325 members voted against the no-confidence motion, 126 MPs backed it with 451 total votes in the Lower House. Members of the Shiv Sena, BJD and TRS were not present in the House when the voting took place. Several AIADMK members opposed the motion, in a boost to the NDA.
Replying to the day-long debate on the motion, PM Modi appealed to all parties to defeat it and accused the Congress president of “crushing” the truth and “playing with national security” by making allegations against him on the Doklam issue and by speaking of graft in the Rafale aircraft deal.
Hours after the Gandhi scion left everyone surprised by walking across to the Prime Minister’s chair to hug him, Modi sought to turn the tables on him, saying he appeared to be in a hurry to occupy his seat as he kept asking him to stand up for an embrace.
“What is his hurry to come to power? Let me tell this member, it is the people who elected us. That is how we have come here,” he said.
The whole country has watched the game he played with his eyes, Modi said, evoking laughter from treasury benches as he gestured with his hands, apparently referring to Gandhi’s wink in the House following his speech. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).