New Delhi, Jul 20: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday claimed that NDA has strength in parliament and no trust vote against the government will fail. Speaking during the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, Singh said that opposition does not have numbers but Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have a clear mandate. (No-confidence Motion Debate LIVE Updates) Also Read - COVID-19: Rajnath Holds Review Meet, Decides to Provide Temporary Shelters to Migrant Workers
He further said, “After 15 years, a no-confidence motion has been moved against a government. We never moved a no-confidence motion in 10 years when Congress was in power because we understood that the Congress had people’s mandate.” Also Read - 'Stand Together With Govt But Sudden Lockdown Created Immense Panic', Rahul Gandhi Writes to PM
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also took a jibe at the opposition and said, “If we start discussing who will lead their coalition, then be assured that gayi bhains pani mein.” He also said that opposition parties unwilling to accept India’s growth.
“It is ironical that the party which was chosen by the country is now being tested,” Singh said. Speaking on note-ban, he said, “You criticise demonetisation but see how Uttar Pradesh voted just after it.”
Meanwhile, the saffron party would be moving a privilege motion against the Congress President for his “false allegations”. “BJP MPs will move a privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi for putting forth falsehood and misleading the Parliament,” confirmed Union Minister Ananth Kumar.
The Congress President, in his speech, attacked the Modi government on a slew of issues, including the rising mass lynchings, slow economic growth and safety of women. Calling the government a “jumla sarkar”, he said, “The symptoms of the jumla strike include – First there is a great sense of excitement and happiness. After that there is shock and then followed by regret.” A privilege motion is a motion that is granted precedence over the ordinary business of the House because it concerns matters of great importance. Such motions are not debatable.