In a sign that the numbers in the Lok Sabha simply do not add up to threaten Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in the no-confidence motion moved by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Opposition parties, including the Congress, on Thursday took the position that the “trust vote isn’t about numbers, but about highlighting how the government has failed to deliver on its promises.”
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, along with the party’s leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, will be leading the charge on Friday for his party that has been allotted 38 minutes.
Mr. Modi is not only expected to use the televised debate as an opportunity to take the attack to the Opposition camp but also sound the poll bugle for the 2019 election.
“Numbers alone are not important for the trust vote, but what are the reasons for the Opposition to bring a no- confidence motion? That’s very important. The government has deceived the people of the country and gone back on its promises,” senior Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters.
With inputs from
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