No Confidence Motion Voting LIVE UPDATES: All Eyes On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha Speech As Vote On No Confidence Motion Looms


Congress president Rahul Gandhi caused many an uproar in the Lok Sabha on Friday during his speech on the No Confidence motion against the Modi government

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Updated On:

Update at 23:45 pm: 

Update at 23:40 pm:

"We're equidistant from both parties. PM has been promising since before his campaign. Delivery isn't there. But the root cause is the Congress party. We definitely blame the Congress.", says TDP's Kesineni Sriniwas who had moved the motion, answering on whether Rahul Gandhi had taken limelight away from the issue of special category status for Andhra Pradesh

"The motion has actually turned out to be against the Congress": MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh

Update at 23:24 pm: 

Chandrababu Naidu issues statement after No Confidence motion:

Prime Minister didn’t speak on Andhra Pradesh’s development. He displayed the same negligence. I have never seen such an irresponsible central government before. By seeing this unjust attitude of BJP, it seems like Congress government was better. BJP doubted our patriotism. This is not tolerable.

Chandrababu Naidu will issue a press conference at 11:30 pm

Update at 23:06 pm: Government sails through No confidence vote. Lok Sabha adjourned.

Update at 22:55 pm: Both BJP and Congress are responsible for the unscientific and unethical bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. 

- Kesineni Sriniwas, TDP 

Update at 22:53 pm: Even before 2014 people of the country have been cheated like this. No delivery, just great speech. (Speaker asks him if he has a speech to make)

- Kesineni Sriniwas, TDP 

Update at 22:50 pm:

Kesineni Sriniwas, the TDP MP who tabled the No Confidence motion, replies and seeks 30 minutes to do so.

Update at 22:47 pm:

I thank the people who participated in the discussion. I assure people of Andhra Pradesh that no effort will be spared for development. I call for this no confidence motion to be scrapped. 

- PM Modi concludes.

Update at 22:41 pm: 

PM Modi gives statistics of professionals and new companies that have entered the system extrapolating the employment created.

If we talk about the informal sector, then in the transport sector, 7.6 lakh commercial vehicles were sold. If you consider 2 lakh vehicles that were old and replaced, then 5.6 lakh vehicles were entered the roads. If each gives employment to 2 people, then over 10 lakh people got jobs.

In the last year, 2.2 lakh autos have been sold. Three people are provided employment by two autos.

EPF, NPS, Professionals, Transport sector - if you add all these, over 1 crore people have got jobs in the last year. 

Let there not be an attempt to mislead the country.

- PM Modi

Update at 22:39 pm:

From September 2017 to May 2018, 45 lakh new subscribers have joined EPF (provident fund). In the last 9 months, 5.68 lakh people have signed up for the New pension scheme (NPS)

- PM Modi

Update at 22:38 pm: Whether it be IITs, IIMs or increase in medical seats. Bureaucracy is the same, methods are same, but the intent is different and that's why we're moving ahead.

Many canards are being spread about employment. The truth is being decimated. We will place employment records before the people every month.

- PM Modi

Update at 22:37 pm:

For the first time two women ministers are in the Cabinet Committee on Security. Women fighter pilots have been inducted. Triple Talaq is being abolished. 

I request the states to take strict action on heinous crimes.

- PM Modi

Update at 22:31 pm:

We undertook banking reform. NPA accounts are designated. Accounts with over Rs 50 crore NPAs are being reviewed and wilful defaulters identified. Insolvency and Bankruptcy code has been passed. The 12 biggest NPAs are being resolved and 45% has been recovered. Yesterday, the Lok Sabha passed the Fugitive Offenders bill.

If in 2014, NDA government hadn't been formed, the way the Congress government was running, the country would have been in a big problem. The previous government used FCNRs to leave the country in $32 billion debt. We have resolved this. 

- PM Modi

Update at 22:24 pm: I would like to say one more thing. This is very important for the country to know. We came in 2014. Then, many people said we should bring out a white-paper on the economy. But when we sat down and examined, we were shocked at the situation that was before. I want to tell the story of NPAs. This story began in 2008. Elections were in 2009. Congress had started feeling that 'only one year is left. Let's take what we can'. Till Congress remained, this business of looting banks continued. One statistic will surprise everyone. In 60 years of Independence, banks had given 18 lakh crore as loans. But from 2008-to-2014, this number was 52 lakh crores! And how did this happen? Internet banking came late to the world. But before Internet banking came, phone banking began. And a feature of this phone banking was that from 18 lakh crores to 52 lakh crores, treasuries were looted. Telephone call came, 'give loan'. Time to pay loan, 'give another loan'. This kept happening and the country remained in the NPA cycle. This was spread as a landmine for the country. We took all steps to resolve it.

Another reason for NPAs increasing is decisions taken by UPA on import on Capital goods. These were also bankrolled by bank loans. In many projects, banks gave loans instead of equity. Banks remained stuck and NPAs kept rising. 

- PM Modi


Update at 22:23 pm: Who kept OROP and GST stuck for so long? They said that the Gujarat CM had done it. I had told the then government that GST will not be able to move ahead without considering the considerations of the states.

And now, not just the BJP CMs, but the Congress CMs, also ask me to act. I used my experience as CM. Had you understood the concerns of states, you would also have come up with GST 5 years sooner.

- PM Modi

Update at 22:16 pm: NDA government respects the aspirations of the people of Andhra Pradesh, but we'll also have to keep in mind that the government is bound to the Pay commission. Hence, a special package was devised such that it gives the equivalent of what special category status would have done. The CM of AP thanked the Finance Minister for this. The government wanted to fulfill every commitment, but to hide its shortcomings, quit the NDA.

I called Chandrababu Naidu when he left the NDA. I told him, "Babu, you are getting stuck in the YSR's web. And you will not be able to save yourself." And I am seeing. The fight is over there, but it's being played out here. Any package given also has an effect elsewhere. And in this forum, Veerappa Moily had asked how such inequality and inequity can be created between two states. He had said 'you are an arbitrator.'

I want to tell the people of Andhra, that whether it be the capital or something else, we will keep working for it! We will not spare anything for development. In Andhra's development is the development of India.

- PM Modi

Update at 22:12 pm: PM Vajpayee split three states. There was no fight and no tug-of-war. The states are progressing quickly. But you split Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for political interests. But that time, I had said that Telugu is our mother. I had said they saved the baby but not the mother. I still believe in saving the mother. 

You left after splitting it. You did the same when you split India and Pakistan. And you did the same with AP.

Initially, Chandrababu Naidu and TRS used to fight all the time. Someone had to continuously intervene. KCR showed maturity. You divided resources haphazardly between the two states.

I remember a media report by a TDP member. They said that special category status isn't as good special package.

- PM Modi

Update at 22:09 pm:

One person had said - 'Congress party, in different states, became weak -- why? I come from a state where this party's influence has ended. Why? Because Congress couldn't understand that the people to whom nothing had reached in years, has now reached.'  Thi was said by Chidambaram on April 11, 1997.

Update at 22:06 pm: Congress has just one mantra. Either we're in power, or rumours rule. And today there's technology to spread rumours. These people emotionally blackmail sections of society for their votebanks.

That is the reason that a large section of society has remained behind. The people who used to insult Ambedkar have begun to sing his praises?

Removing the CM you don't like... that game was started early after Independence.

To fulfill one family's aspirations, everything has been risked.

- PM Modi

Update at 22:04 pm: 

Today it was also said 'you are not chowkidaar, you are bhagidaar'. We are bhagidaar of the aspirations of the youth! We are bhagidaar and we will remain bhagidaar. We are not thekedaar, we are not saudagar. We are bhagidaar, we are chowkidaar. We are proud of this!

- PM Modi

Update at 22:00 pm: History is witness. Look what happened to Bose, Morarji Desai, Chandra Sekhar, Pranab Mukherjee. They all tried to look eye-to-eye. Even Sharad Pawar tried. Look what happened. 

Talking about eyes. Those who talk about eyes, today, on TV, everyone is looking at the game of eyes. (Referring to Rahul Gandhi's wink after hugging him)

- PM Modi

Update at 21:58 pm:

This was done before also. First, Deve Gowda ji was discarded, and then came the turn of IK Gujaral.

How the Congress, to save their own government, twice tried to buy support. Votes for notes -- who doesn't know this game?

- PM Modi

Update at 21:55 pm:

You called the Surgical Strike a Jumla Strike? Modi is there to listen to all your abuses but you want to abuse the Jawans?

Congress has abused the no confidence motion to spread instability in the country.

I read in the newspaper, immediately after the motion was accepted, the opinion was given, 'Who says we don't have the numbers?'

I remember in 1999, in front of Parliament, they claimed they had 272. They may have defeated Atal ji but their claim of 272 turned out to be empty.

Today, games are being played to destabilise a stable country

- PM Modi

Update at 21:51 pm:

They touched upon Rafale. I can't believe truth can be crushed like this repeatedly. And shouting untruths to mislead the country? This country will not forgive it. 

Both countries had to reveal the truth. Is it responsible? From those people who stayed in government for so long? 

I want to tell the country that this agreement has been entered into by two responsible governments. And with all due procedure. And I suggest that we not play politics over such sensitive security matters.

Have you seen the language that was used against the Army chief? Till today, every Jawan, anywhere, would have felt such hurt that you can't even imagine.

- PM Modi

Update at 21:48 pm:

When they had to appear in courts, they also felt discomforted.

I also pray to Shiva. I also pray to the people. I hope you get so much strength that even in 2024 you bring a no confidence motion.

On Doklam. I realise there isn't much knowledge. They should be careful while talking about things. When the whole country was together over Doklam, they were mingling with the Chinese.

Some would say they met, some would say they wouldn't. Why the suspense? Finally they had to accept that they met.

- PM Modi

Update at 21:47 pm: 

Congress doesn't have faith in itself. They don't have faith in Swachh Bharat. They don't have faith in Yoga Day. They don't have faith in ratings agencies. They don't have faith in RBI. They don't have faith in Statistiticians.

They don't have faith in the EC, EVMs...

- PM Modi

Update at 21:46 pm

Till now, Rs 4500 crore of Benami property has been seized. The country has faith, the world has faith. But those who don't have faith in themselves, how will they have faith in us?

-PM Modi

Update at 21:45 pm:

They don't have faith in GST also. The country has worked towards economic growth. We are the fastest-growing major economy in the world.

We began the fight against black money, and it is far from over. I am aware of the kind of people who were troubled by this.

We prevented the leakage of money to places where it shouldn't have gone. We shut shell companies.

- PM Modi

Update at 21:39 pm: What is the reason that under them LED bulb used to sell for Rs 400 and now sells for Rs 40?

In their time there were 5 mobile phone-manufacturing companies. Now there are 120

People doubted how India will do digital transactions. Those people who underestimated the strength of the people, were given a befitting response.

They used to think people are illiterate, 'they won't do this they won't do that'. It shows their mindset.

We improved by 42 positions in Ease of Doing Business. They have doubts on that also.

-PM Modi

Update at 21:37 pm: We are working steadily towards doubling farmers' income by 2022. We are making seamless facilities. They don't have faith in this.

We have tackled the lack of Urea. They don't have faith in this also.

- PM Modi

Update at 21:33 pm: When electricity reached 18,000 villages... this work past governments could also have done. 15,000 villages of this are in the East. They didn't do it because of their votebank calculations.

They didn't have faith in these people. Hence, they separated the North-East from therest.

We didn't just provide electricity, we worked towards connectivity.

Banks were nationalised but doors of banks weren't opened for the poor.

Our government has done the work of opening 35 crore Jan Dhan Bank accounts and the poor have deposited Rs 80,000 crore.

The previous governments could also have done this. Toilets have been constructed, Saubhagya scheme has been implemented. 

- PM Modi

Update at 21:32 pm: PM Modi waits for order to be restored

Update at 21:28 pm: We are here because we have the backing of the people.

For further selfish interest, don't run down the people's trust. Without votebank politics, we kept working towards 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (Opposition begins heckling)

- PM Modi

Update at 21:27 pm: To remove one Modi, whom there is no attempt to get to know... I advise Congress. When you want to test your allies, please do. But don't make an excuse of a No Confidence vote.

- PM Modi

Update at 21:23 pm: 'Modi hatao' (Opposition says Desh bachao)

I am surprised... discussion just started. And those who want to come here (points at his seat) and say 'get up get up get up'. I wonder what the hurry is? (Referring to Rahul Gandhi hugging him)

They say we won't let you come to power in 2019. In a democracy, people's faith is supreme.

- PM Modi

Update at 21:20 pm: We have got a chance to state our views but we've also seen how negative politics works. Their made-up faces have been exposed.

Many have wondered how this motion came. Attempts to delay the discussion show their discomfort.

Neither boatswain, nor wind in their sails. What kind of lesson is this?

- PM Modi

Update at 21:18 pm:

Madam Speaker, I thank you for the way you handled matters today.

This trust vote is an important aspect of our democracy. Even if it came from the TDP, the MPs who are with them have spoken for it, and a large number of people have spoken against it.

I request that this motion be scrapped. After 30 years, a government with this mandate came, and i wish we repose faith in the speed at which this government has worked

- PM Modi

Update at 21:17 pm: PM Modi rises to speak

Update at 21:11: PM Modi took the right steps in resolving the Doklam issue, says Prem Das Rai, SDF

Update at 21:11 pm: Rahul Gandhi in Parliament before PM Modi's speech

Update at 21:07 pm: Rahul Gandhi made a good number of runs in T20. But Narendra Modi is coming to play now. He's our captain. He's our Virat Kohli 

- Ramdas Athavale

Update at 21:06 pm: Ramdas Athavale speaks

Update at 21:05 pm: PM Modi takes his seat in the house. He is likely to speak imminently

Update at 21:02 pm: BJP's Anurag Thakur rises to speak.

A MP made allegations against the PM. There was an attempt to mislead the nation. And he said he stands by what he said. 

A report in France refers to what Rahul Gandhi said today. 

"Rahul Gandhi lied to the country! He must apologise! Let him come before us and apologise!"

- Anurag Thakur, BJP

Update at 20:55 pm: I want to say to you. Muslims are as much Indian as you.

In Nowshera, when fighting happened between India and Pakistan, the Brigadier was a Muslim. And at that time the armies were of various states and they had been kept by the British.

Where is justice? Demonetisation came then stone-pelting was supposed to stop. Now guns and bombs have come. We want peace. You won't like what Farooq Abdullah said. Peace won't come till we come up with a way with Pakistan. I am not a Pakistani. I will never be. If I die, it will be in this land. But we have to find a way. Look, North Korea, which is throwing missiles, has today hugging President Trump. Now, there was a meeting with Putin in Helsinki. I also had hopes that the PM who has such a mandate would be able to do what Vajyapee couldn't. 

I had the hope. I still have it. That we will find a way. Russia, US can't hurt us. We will harm ourselves if Hindus and Muslims don't come together. 

He says from the Red Fort that we need to win their hearts. I appeal for hatred to be let go. We are not your enemies. Mr PM, leave the animosity. In India, our youth are afraid.

I wasn't able to make my maiden speech. I want to talk about my country. And we want to make it a country where we can all live together. You will not be able to make it alone. 

 - Farooq Abdullah, JKNC, concludes his speech by saying: End the hatred

Update at 20:54 pm: Farooq Abdullah, JKNC, rises to speak.

Update at 20:49 pm: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM, begins speech:

I have questions and I hope PM will answer.

PM said he wants to see laptops and Quran in Muslim youths' hands. Why are allocations so low then?

In 15-point programme, government says it will give jobs to minorities. Not one job has been given.

PM has spent a lot of money on his foreign trips. What came out of it?

The judge who gave the SC/ST verdict, you made him chief of the NGT

What is your policy on Kashmir? 

Do you want a Congress-mukt Bharat or a Dalit, Muslim-mukt Bharat?

Lynching didn't happen just in 1984. It also happened in 2002.

Asaduddin Owaisi concludes

Update at 20:44 pm: Kaushalendra Kumar, JD(U) begins his speech.

'When we were in NDA, everyday there would be a new scam -- 2G, Commonwealth, Coalgate...'

The state of the poor is because of the Congress.

In 2019 when the elections happen again, Narendra Modi will win. Not one non-NDA seat will be won.

(Makes reference to RJD's speech and mentiones PM Modi's action on corruption)

Kaushalendra Kumar, JD(U), concludes his speech.

Update at 20:42 pm: You don't even like to speak about the Rs 15 lakh promise

Nobody knows what you have made in this time (referring to Make in India)

The kind of communal divide is like British time

- PK Kunhalikutty, IUML, concludes his speech

Update at 20:39 pm: Dushyant Chautala, INLD, concludes speech. PK Kunhalikutty, IUML begins speech and backs the No Confidence motion

Update at 20:37 pm: Today farmers don't have belief that their crops will fetch the right prices. The parents don't have faith that school fees won't rise.

We were wondering when Acche din will come. Now we're also wondering when Sacche Din will come

- Dushyant Chautala, INLD

Update at 20:36 pm: Dushyant Chautala of the INLD begins speaking

Update at 20:34 pm: You're aware that the state of AP has lost a lot because of division. The adamant attitude in not granting special category status has serious implications for democracy. The credibility of parliamentary institutions is in danger.

The institutions are permanent while the people who run it are temporary. The credibility of the institutions needs to be maintained.

- Renuka Butta, YSRCP, concluding her speech

Update at 20:31 pm: Renuka Butta, YSRCP, begins speaking 

Update at 20:30 pm: Today, merit isn't being given its due. We need to change the system. Till we don't do that, we won't be able to provide justice. 

- MoS HRD Upendra Kushwaha concludes speech

Update at 20:28 pm: Feel bad when Bihar is mentioned as Bimaru. Light from Nalanda University used to shine all over the world. People from Bihar are so hardworking. They go to other places and do so well. They leave homes and get insulted for one reason or the other. Justice hasn't been done for the people of Bihar. 

- MoS HRD Upendra Kushwaha

Update at 20:27 pm: MoS HRD Upendra Kushwaha begins his speech

Update at 20:25 pm: In other states industries are opened. In our state, industries are shut. 

Why are arrests not being made in lynching cases?

- Badruddin Ajmal concludes speech

Update at 20:24 pm: AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal raises NRC and Citizen Amendment Bill. Says endemic people have become minorities and appeals to stop Assam from becoming the next Bengal

Update at 20:23 pm: Virendra Singh concludes his speech. Badruddin Ajmal, AIUDF, begins

Update at 20:20 pm: For two years, the government has been giving subsidy on dung-based fertilisers. Have you thought about what happens when you subsidise dung-based fertiliser? Usage of chemical fertiliser reduces. The trend is towards organic farming. India can be a centre for it 

- Virendra Singh, BJP

Update at 20:18 pm: What they questioned - that the PM doesn't look at them eye-to-eye. I'm happy PM doesn't hug people who wink like that. If I go to hug him, breach of privilege motion will be filed.

- Virendra Singh, BJP

Update at 20:17 pm: I don't see what anxiety there is in the country right now. I can understand their anxiety.

- Virendra Singh, BJP

Update at 20:16 pm: Bhagwant Mann of the AAP ends his speech. Virendra Singh of the BJP commences. 

Update at 20:13 pm: I stand in favour of the no confidence motion. 

Delhi's elected CM went to meet the LG. He couldn't get time to meet for 9 days?

When PM goes to any state he wears the traditional dress frm the state. He went to Punjab recently. He was offered a turban. He removed it in 90 seconds.

Prime Minister, you are going to go. Before going, please tell us where are Acche Din?

- Bhagwant Mann, AAP

Update at 20:11 pm: AAP's Bhagwant Mann begins his speech

Update at 20:07 pm: There's a metro rail project. The Central government changes its policy and tells states to cough up funds. We're saying we don't have money. We will not be able to move ahead. Hence there's an act. If you're not implementing it, how will we move ahead? When PM came to Andhra Pradesh, he had said when he becomes PM he will give special category status for 10 years, not five and that we will build a capital even grander than Delhi

- TDP's Rammohan Naidu concludes his speech 

Update at 20:01 pm: TDP MP Rammohan Naidu alleged bias towards northern states versus southern states

Update at 20:00 pm: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan extends debate for one hour from stipulated time which was till 8 pm.

Update at 19:57 pm: Anupriya Patel concludes. Rammohan Naidu Kinjarapu of the TDP commences his speech

Update at 19:55 pm: Our fault is only that we have brought India to a place where its GDP has surpassed France's to become the sixth largest economy in the world, and the Opposition doesn't like that

- Anupriya Patel, MoS

Update at 19:53 pm: We are being called a Jumlon-ki-sarkaar. Truth is that we have lived up to all our promises

We didn't give 'Gareebi Hatao' slogan but our schemes have worked for the poor and made a difference in people's lives. (She lists schemes and speaks about reducing prices of medicines)

- Anupriya Patel, MoS

Update at 19:51 pm: JP Narayan Yadav of the RJD concludes his speech. Anupriya Parel, MoS, Health and Family Welfare, begins her speech 

Update at 19:48 pm: Your face has been blackened and democracy has been soiled 

- JP Narayan Yadav, RJD

Update at 19:47 pm: Andhra Pradesh should get special category status. And then discussion should also be held for Bihar to get

- JP Narayan Yadav, RJD

Update at 19:46 pm: JP Narayan Yadav of the RJD begins his speech

Update at 19:46 pm: Concluding his speech, Shiromani Akali Dal's Prem Singh Chandumajra says to the TDP, "Don't trust the Congress"

Update at 19:41 pm: If anyone in this country used divide and rule, it's the Congress 

- Prem Singh Chandumajra, Shiromani Akali Dal

Update at 19:39 pm: We are happy that if anyone spoke about federalism and decentralisation first, it was the Akali Dal. And PM Modi took it up 

- Prem Singh Chandumajra, Shiromani Akali Dal

Update at 19:38 pm: Shiromani Akali Dal's Prem Singh Chandumajra brings up Sajjan Kumar and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Update at 19:34 pm: Dinesh Trivedi, AITC, concludes his speech. Prem Singh Chandumajra of the Shiromani Akali Dal rises to speak

Update at 19:30 pm: Demonetisation didn't serve a single one of your purposes. And please explain why the CBI chief is fighting with his deputy?

- Dinesh Trivedi, AITC

Update at 19:29 pm: You talk about demographic dividend. That is going to turn into a disaster because there are no jobs. Weaker sections have no program for them. When we ask, the answer is the same: Hindu-Muslim, India-Pakistan, Shamshaan-Kabaristan.

Polarisation is a risky game. Lynching can't be our India

- Dinesh Trivedi, AITC

Update at 19:26 pm: People don't have faith in your data. By changing methodology you increase GDP and pat yourselves on the back. You talk about Saubhagya scheme but don't talk about the second and third cylinders

- Dinesh Trivedi, AITC

Update at 19:23 pm: GDP which was forecasted as being 7.3%, is actually 5% because you have changed the methodology and that has made a difference of 2 points by itself.

Nobody is lending and nobody is borrowing.

- Dinesh Trivedi, AITC

Update at 19:21 pm: For you, Ram is only in Ayodhya. Isn't Ram in all of us? You want to do monopoly over Ram also.

Whatever you're asked, the answer is one. Hindu-Muslim, India-Pakistan, Shamshaan-Kabaristan.

- Dinesh Trivedi, AITC

Update at 19:19 pm: Someone asked me whether we have the number or not. We want to say this clearly. You talk about Ramayan and Mahabharat a lot and we learn a lot from this. In Mahabharata, fight was between Kaurava and Pandavas. Pandavas didn't have numbers but they had the truth behind them. Truth always prevails. Maybe we don't have the numbers but we can still win. - Dineh Trivedi, AITC

Update at 19:18 pm: All your institutions are crumbling. There is an environment of some kind of fear. And fear isn't part of our character. We fought a lot to get independence - Dinesh Trivedi, AITC

Update at 19:15 pm: Ostriches choose to hide their heads under sand and not see reality. This was an important time to set the house in order as far as the BJP government is concerned. Can you understand? Democracy is in danger. Mobocracy can't be the new normal - Dinesh Trivedi, AITC

Congress president Rahul Gandhi caused many an uproar in the Lok Sabha on Friday during his speech on the No Confidence motion against the Modi government. Not only did the house have to be adjourned mid-speech for a few minutes after he made allegations against the Defence Minister and PM Modi regarding the Rafale deal, but also, at the end of an attacking speech, he attempted to emphasize a political point by walking over and hugging the Prime Minister.

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Rahul Gandhi's speech was the biggest talking point of a high-octane day in Parliament as political parties from both sides aired their views on the No Confidence motion that was moved by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and backed by a number of opposition parties.

Apart from Rahul Gandhi, leaders such as Jayadeva Gulla (TDP) and Tariq Anwar (NCP) backed the No Confidence motion while Rajnath Singh and Ram Vilas Paswan, both of the NDA, rejected it.

Among those left to speak, however, is the Prime Minister who will reply in the house before voting on the motion. 

Watch all the developments from the Lok Sabha LIVE here and read about the previous speakers' speeches here

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