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Saturday, July 21, 2018

No-confidence motion Friday July 20,2018 - Number count leaves Opposition red-faced

The 12-hour debate on the No Confidence Motion moved against the Narendra Modi government was fierce, but in the end the Treasury carried the day and the Opposition saw some depletion in its ranks when the votes were counted.

No-confidence motion: Number count leaves Opposition red-faced
The NDA ranks, which should have totalled up to 312, came down to 294 with the Shiv Sena’s 18 members refusing to participate in the day’s proceedings.

However, the ruling coalition got a shot in the arm with the AIADMK voting with the government. With the southern support, the numbers for the government should have gone upto 331, with the AIADMK’s 37 MPs. However, the tally on the electronic board at voting was 325 MPs with the government; that meant that four AIADMK MPs and two BJP MPs did not vote.

“Kirti Azad is abroad for personal reasons and Porbandar MP Vithal Radadiya is seriously ill and couldn’t make it,” one of the government’s floor managers said

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