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No-Confidence Motion: Opposition Parties Write To LS Speaker Om Birla Seeking An Earlier Date For Debate

It has been reported that the floor leaders of all Opposition INDIA parties in the Lok Sabha have clearly mentioned in the letter that they oppose the no-confidence debate happening on the last three days off the session.

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Requesting for an early scheduling of the no-confidence debate, Opposition parties have approached Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday so that they can participate in the discussions on bills.

It has been reported that the floor leaders of all INDIA parties in the Lok Sabha have clearly mentioned in the letter that they oppose the discussion happening on the last three days off the session.

According to a senior Opposition party leader,“We told the Speaker that the government is using this opportunity to pass a number of bills and we want to participate in the discussion. If the no-confidence discussion takes place at the earliest, then we can participate in the discussion on the legislative agenda.”

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Censure motion or No-confidence motion

Meanwhile, it has also been reported that the opposition parties are considering either a “censure” motion or a no-confidence motion in the Rajya Sabha to express their “dissatisfaction”. Leaders of the INDIA alliance claimed that a section of the INDIA parties may not be in favour of any no-confidence motion against any functionary.

But this may be easier said than done as there is no provision in either House to bring a censure motion.

However, an MP can mention such words to convey the intent in his notice.

“Any member can give a notice to move a motion. The choice of words in a motion would be important. When Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was in power, both Houses passed a motion to deplore war in the middle east. But there is no provision for a censure motion against any person in Parliament,” said former Lok Sabha secretary general P Sreedharan.

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A senior member of the Congress from the Rajya Sabha started reading out the draft of the proposed motionat the meeting of INDIA parties on Wednesday when he was interrupted by a Rajya Sabha floor leader of a non-Congress party.

Opposition leaders said that a final decision may be taken in the next few days.

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