Opposition to move no confidence motion against Modi govt in Parliament

With special focus on Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank scam allegedly involving BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress said Opposition will move no confidence motion against Modi govt in Monsoon session.

NH photo by Pramod Pushkarna
NH photo by Pramod Pushkarna

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Unveiling joint strategy of the opposition parties a day before start of the Monsoon session, Congress said it will bring no-confidence motion against the Modi government in the Parliament.

Leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, briefed mediapersons about the decision.

Addressing a press conference at the Congress headquarters, he said that the decision to bring a vote of no confidence motion was taken unanimously in the meeting of the opposition parties held in the Parliament building on Monday evening.

“All 12 parties present in the meeting have decided to bring a vote of no confidence motion against the Modi government in the parliament. Four parties that could not attend the meeting of the opposition parties will be consulted,” said Kharge.

A section of media had reported that the idea to bring a vote of no-confidence motion in the Monsoon session too, was first mooted by the TDP. Angered by Modi government’s decision to not grant special status to Andhra Pradesh, TDP has first moved out of the NDA fold and then moved no-confidence motion in the Budget session. However, due to disruption, the move could not be taken up.

Opposition parties are hopeful that this time “speaker will have to take up the issue” as situation has changed.

Reading out as many as 11 “common issues” finalized by the opposition parties, Kharge made it clear that the opposition parties want to support the government in the functioning of the house, however it is government’s responsibility to take opposition in to confidence.

He said he wanted to raise the issues of public welfare but the Modi government does not want to listen. “Issues such as lynching, women safety, unemployment and government’s failure on foreign policy among others would be raised by the opposition parties in the session,” said Kharge.

He told the media that the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank scam where BJP president Amit Shah is a director will also be raised.

“Opposition parties will raise the issue of the destruction caused by demonetization also. We will raise the issue of the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank to understand how this sum of the money was deposited in a cooperative bank,” he added.

Important to recall that the Ahmadabad District Cooperative Bank had collected highest amount of the banned notes after demonetization. The bank had secured deposits of ₹745.59 of the spiked notes in just five days after the PM announced demonetization.

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, also addressed spoke to mediapersons. He said, “Ruling party has no will to run the house. The government has no face to face us. They do not have answers to our question that is an atmosphere is being created to blame opposition parties for the disruption of the house.”

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Published: 17 Jul 2018, 6:15 PM