We are ready to face no-confidence motion, says Govt

Rajat Kain

FILE: New Delhii: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar and MoS Jitendra Singh and Vijay Goelin the Parliament. PTI Photo

FILE: New Delhii: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar and MoS Jitendra Singh and Vijay Goelin the Parliament.
PTI Photo

Assuring confidence on its numerical strength on the floor of the house, the government on Monday said it is ready to face the motion. The notice for no-confidence motion against the government is moved by two Andhra Pradesh based parties – YSRCP and the TDP, which just last week broke away from the NDA fold.

“We have the numbers… People of this country have confidence in Narendra Modi government,” Parliamentary Affairs minister Anantha Kumar said.

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh also told that government has numbers and is ready to have discussion on the floor of the house.

The notice of no-confidence in the Lok Sabha is yet to be taken up for the house continues to remain under the spell of disruptions.

On Monday too, the lower house was adjourned for the day as AIADMK members continued to raise protest on the issue of Cauvery water dispute even as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan urged for the order.

Outside the house, union ministers expressed confidence on the government, which is comfortably placed even without allies.

“On one hand, they are saying to bring no-confidence motion. On the other hand, they are creating uproar in Parliament so that motion is not accepted for discussion. They themselves don’t know why they are bringing no-confidence motion,” Union Minister Jitendra Singh told the scribes in Parliament.

Meanwhile, the BJP sources have told Rajya Sabha TV that if there is No-confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi will be going to reply it.

The current strength of the Lok Sabha is 539 and the ruling BJP has 274 members, more than the majority mark of 270.