Government confident of defeating no confidence motion

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New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) With Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepting the no confidence motion moved by the opposition on the opening day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the government on Wednesday expressed confidence of defeating it.

“We are ready to give a befitting reply to the opposition on the no confidence motion. We are 100 per cent confident of defeating it. The NDA is united and would vote against the motion,” Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters.

Raising questions over the opposition’s intention behind bringing the no confidence motion, he, however, said that it was their “democratic right”.

“The opposition will again raise those issue which they have been raising. They will again spread lies about the government. We are ready to give answer of each question. It will provide us an opportunity to inform the people about the achievements of the government.

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“We will put the welfare schemes and development projects carried out by the government in last four years before the people,” he said.

He said that NDA is united and vote against the motion.

“We are running a government of full majority. The NDA is having governments in 21 states. People of the country have rejected them in every election held in last four years and have shown full confidence over the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Ananth Kumar.

The discussion and voting on the no-trust motion will take place on Friday.

–IANS

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