No-Confidence Motion - A dangerous weapon of the opposition party

No-Confidence Motion - A dangerous weapon of the opposition party

Everything you need to know about the Friday's "No-Confidence Motion"

Here's an explainer on the "No-Confidence Motion" and the final result of that motion

"No-Confidence Motion" is a dangerous weapon of the opposition party if he proves the majority against the ruling party.

A most liked and viral image after the "No-Confidence Motion"

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After a debate of long 12 hours on Friday. Narendra Modi led NDA defeated the "No-Confidence Motion" in Lok Sabha by 199 votes
Only the electorate of the country can decide his fate and make him set on his chair," Modi said before asking, "What is Hurry?" Gandhi was present in the house when the Prime Minister made the statement.

This is the first "No-Confidence Motion" In 15 years.

The first no-confidence motion faced by the Narendra Modi government on Friday initiated by the Telugu Desam party saw spirited attacks by the opposition and a strong defense mounted by the government with the latter firmly expected to win the final vote.

However, the debate in the Lok Sabha also showed up surprise political alignments with the NDA ally Shiv Sena refusing to participate in the debate or support the government and the neutral Biju Janta Dal abstaining from both debate and voting.


What is No-Confidence Motion?

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According to the rules of the Indian Parliament, a government must always have majority support in the Lok Sabha in order to remain in power

If a member of the house feels that the government does not enjoy this majority then they can move a "No-Confidence motion" if the motion is accepted then the onus is on the government to defeat the motion in order to prove its majority in the house.

Neither a confidence motion nor a no-confidence motion is mentioned in the Constitution. But Article 75 spells it out that “the council of ministers shall be collectively responsible to the House of the People”. this implies that the majority of Lok Sabha members must support the prime minister and his cabinet.

No-Confidence Motion - Meaning

A no-confidence motion is an attempt, usually by an Opposition party, to get the government of the day to prove its majority on the floor of the House. The motion can only be moved by a member in the Lok Sabha, and, once moved, offers MPs an opportunity to discuss the government’s performance, before voting on whether the ruling party has the “confidence” of the House.

  • Vote- The motion is then put to vote it can be conducted through "Voice Vote", "Division of Vote" or the other mean
  • The government of the day has to resign if the government loses a "Confidence" motion or the "No-Confidence" motion is accepted by the majority
  • There is no time-limit that must be adhered to between two no-confidence motions

 Mr.Modi said, "As I listened to the speeches I realized that the words flew not unknowingly or due to false confidence but from arrogance."

Slamming Congress president Rahul Gandhi surprise hug at the end of his speech. Mr. Modi said it reflects a "Hurry to come in power"

Actually its not about the parties I have seen the most dangerous thing is the Cheif Minister of Andhra Pradesh

War Against AP

While Mr.Modi speech was about the disarray in the Opposition and his government achievements first-time TDP MP Jayadev Galla set the tone for the opposition when he initiated the debate
"It is a war between majority and morality. It is a war between the Modi Regime and Andhra Pradesh. It is a war against discrimination shown by the Modi Regime towards AP. It is a war to honor an act of Parliament and an Assurance made by Prime Minister in Parliament he said...

History of No-Confidence Motion


  • Acharya Kripalani moved the first-ever no-confidence motion on the floor of the Lok Sabha in August 1963, immediately after the disastrous India-China War (Failed)
  • Prime Minister Indira Gandhi faced the most number of No-Confidence motions - 15 times
  • 1993 - Congress wins "No-Confidence" vote moved By CPI
  • 1999 - BJP loses "No-Confidence" vote after Jayalalita withdraws support
  • 2003 - Atal Bihari Vajpayee wins "No-Confidence" vote moved by Congres
  • 2018-  TDP moves "No-Confidence" motion against Modi-led by BJP Government and BJP wins...



Some of the other bill listed for this session


  • The Muslim Women (Protection Of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017
  • The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill 2015
  • The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2015
  • The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill 2017


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