New Delhi: The Congress initiated the No-Confidence Motion debate against the Narendra Modi government, focusing on Manipur’s situation and accusing the government of division on the Day 1 of the debate.
Here’s a concise rundown of key points:
- Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, opening the debate, alleged the government’s silence on Manipur prompted the opposition to bring the no-confidence motion. He claimed the government created a divide in the state.
- Gogoi dismissed the government’s comparison to past instances, mentioning Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Gujarat visit during 2002 riots. He emphasized three reasons for PM Modi’s silence: state government’s failure, national security issues, and reluctance to admit a mistake.
- Union Minister Kiren Rijiju criticized the motion’s timing, suggesting it doesn’t align with India’s global stature. He questioned Congress’s Manipur concern, reminding them of their previous neglect of the northeast.
- BJP MP Nishikant Dubey highlighted PM Modi’s remarks that the motion isn’t about distrust but about trust within the opposition. He humorously referred to Sonia Gandhi’s roles.
- Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi raised questions about Rahul Gandhi’s withdrawn lead speaker status and mentioned Rahul’s upcoming speech date.
- NCP’s Supriya Sule criticized BJP, questioning its claim of being distinct. She highlighted economic and social issues and labeled the government anti-farmer.
- Kiren Rijiju, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, and Jyotiraditya Scindia will speak, along with ten other BJP MPs during the debate.
- The government referenced past instances of violence in Manipur with no parliamentary statement and underscored the urgency of the motion in light of current events.
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The debate revolves around the government’s handling of Manipur’s unrest, making it a focal point of the No-Confidence Motion discussions.