Narendra Modi-led NDA defeats no-confidence motion in a voice vote amid opposition walk out

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government has defeated a no-confidence motion, brought by the Opposition, in a voice vote, after three days of debate in the Parliament.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Lok Sabha during the debate on the no-confidence motion brought by the Opposition. Photo Courtesy: Screengrab from video tweeted by SansadTV

The vote was reportedly conducted shortly after opposition MPs, including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, walked out of the chamber.

 At the climax of the three-day debate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Lok Sabha when he targeted the Opposition for walking out of the House.

Nearly one-and-a-half hours into his speech, after pointed attacks at the INDIA alliance, the Congress and party leader Rahul Gandhi, the Prime Minister had been criticising the new grouping over its approach to the economy, when members of the coalition walked out.

Gandhi was at the forefront when the MPs walked out of the Lok Sabha, chanting slogans and waving placards.

Even as the MPs were leaving, PM Modi said, “Those who don't believe in democracy are always ready to speak, but don't have the patience to listen. Abuse and leave. Litter and leave. Spread lies and leave. This is their game. This country cannot expect much from them.”

"If they had agreed to the Home Minister's proposal for a discussion on Manipur, we could have spoken on that issue alone. We could have discussed every aspect and they would have got the opportunity to say a lot of things. But they had no interest in a discussion. When Amit Shah spoke about the issue at length yesterday, the country was amazed that they can spread lies to this extent," he said.