The debate will begin in Parliament next week on the ‘No Confidence motion’ brought by the opposition parties against the central government .
During this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present in the house. Sources have told that the date of discussion will be decided on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Maharashtra on Tuesday, August 1. That’s why there can be discussion, answer and voting on the no-confidence motion on Wednesday and Thursday.
The monsoon session of Parliament will continue till August 11 and the government has a long list of bills to push through.
Statistics show that the government need not worry about the no-confidence motion.
Five seats are vacant in the 543-member Lok Sabha, reducing the majority mark to 270.
BJP has 301 seats including the speaker, which is above the majority mark.
The total figure of NDA with allies has reached 331. The opposition is not expected to pass the resolution due to low numbers. Sources said, its only purpose is to motivate the Prime Minister to speak on Manipur. A demand which the government has so far ignored.
There are also ‘non-aligned parties’ including YSR Congress, Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal, BSP and TDP. Those who can give indirect support to the government by being absent and thus can bring down the majority figure.
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said, “The INDIA alliance is aware of its numbers in the Lok Sabha, but it is not just about numbers. It is about Manipur’s fight for justice.”
He said, “A message should go to the brothers and sisters of Manipur that PM Modi may have forgotten Manipur, but in this hour of grief, the INDIA alliance stands with him and we are fighting for his rights inside the Parliament.”