Updates on the no-confidence motion: According to reports, Rahul Gandhi, Gaurav Gogoi, and Manish Tewari will represent the Congress in Lok Sabha.
According to sources, Rahul Gandhi of the Congress, who was reinstated as a Lok Sabha MP on Monday, three days shortly after the Supreme Court suspended his criminal defamation conviction in the Modi surname case, will begin the no-confidence debate against the Narendra Modi government on Tuesday.
Other speakers from the Congress will include Rahul Gandhi’s party colleagues Gaurav Gogoi and Manish Tewari, according to the sources. Gandhi delivered his final address in the Lok Sabha on February 7, 2023, during the discussion on the President’s speech.
The Wayanad MP, a harsh opponent of Modi and his major adversary in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, was removed from Parliament after being convicted by a Gujarat magistrate’s court in March. On Friday, the Supreme Court stayed his conviction, which means it is on hold while the court considers Gandhi’s appeal in depth before making a final verdict. Gandhi was sentenced to two years in jail, but his sentence was suspended in April by the court. After the Gujarat high court affirmed his conviction, he filed an appeal with the Supreme Court last month.
The Lok Sabha will begin debating the no-confidence motion on Tuesday. The conversation has been scheduled for 12 hours, according to sources.
“A time of approximately 6 hours and 41 minutes has been set for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and approximately one hour and 15 minutes for the Congress party.” While the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP), Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), Shivsena, Janata Dal-United (JDU), Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) have been provided a total of 2 hours, which were divided according to the number of party members in the house,”
At the same time, other small parties and independent MPs have been given 1 hour and 10 minutes.
PM Modi to reply on August 10
On August 10, Modi will respond to the debate on Gogoi’s no-confidence vote against the BJP-led NDA government, as well as the Opposition’s demand for a full examination of the violence in Manipur and a response from the prime minister.
“(Rahul Gandhi) will definitely speak,” Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said on Monday when asked if Gandhi will speak during the no-confidence vote debate.
The opposition parties of I.N.D.I. tabled a no-confidence resolution. Last Monday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla approved a bloc.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has convened a parliamentary party meeting for Tuesday, ahead of the no-confidence motion discussion in Lok Sabha.