PM Modi may face no-confidence motion in Parliament

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the Parliament complex upon his arrival on the first day of the Budget Session in New Delhi on January 31, 2023.  - Reuters
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the Parliament complex upon his arrival on the first day of the Budget Session in New Delhi on January 31, 2023. – Reuters
  • PM Modi refused to give statement on Manipur: Opposition.
  • Government ready to discuss Manipur incident: Amit Shah.
  • The opposition does not have the required numbers in the Lok Sabha to remove the Prime Minister from the chair.

The newly formed coalition of the Indian opposition has decided to introduce a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the lower house of the country’s parliament, known locally as the Lok Sabha.

According to HinduThe move is aimed at forcing the Indian prime minister to make a statement on the harrowing incident in Manipur, in which two women were gang-raped in a field on May 4 in Kangpokpi district, about 35 km from state capital Imphal.

‚ÄúDespite our various pleas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has refused to give details of the developments in Manipur after May 3 and the measures taken by the government to prevent it. “This is the only parliamentary tool available to us to force the prime minister to comment on the situation,” a senior opposition leader was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

ndtv It is reported quoting sources that the planned no-confidence motion can be presented in Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday).

Bharat – the opposition alliance – does not have the numbers required to oust PM Modi, but believes that the Parliament can function only if the PM makes a statement followed by a debate on the Manipur incident.

In a tweet, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah said that he had written to the opposition leaders of both houses “appealing for their invaluable cooperation in the discussion of the Manipur issue”.

He said the government is ready to discuss the Manipur incident and seeks cooperation from all parties cutting across party lines. I hope that all parties will cooperate in resolving this important issue.

The government wanted a debate in parliament with a softer rule that does not require a reply from the prime minister.

Earlier this month, 26 Indian opposition parties formed a coalition called “India” to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in next year’s parliamentary elections.

Congress Party President Mallikarjun Kharge said, India stands for “Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance”.

“The main objective is to stand together to protect democracy and the Constitution,” Kharge told reporters at the end of a two-day meeting of 26 opposition parties in the southern city of Bengaluru.

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