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No-confidence motion in Parliament: BJP gets 3.5 hours in 7-hour long debate; Congress to speak for 38 minutes

New Delhi: As the main mover of the no-confidence motion against the government, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will initiate the debate on it in the Lok Sabha on Friday and it has been allocated 13 minutes by the speaker. Jaydev Galla will be the first speaker of the party, followed by Rammohan Naidu.

Congress, the main opposition party, has been allocated 38 minutes to present its views on the motion. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and the leader of the party in the House, Mallikarjun Kharge, are likely to speak on it.

Representational image. Source: Parliament of India website

Parliament of India. Website of Parliament of India

Other opposition parties such as the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), Trinamool Congress (TMC), Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Telangana Rashtra Samithi have been allocated 29 minutes, 27 minutes, 15 minutes and nine minutes respectively.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which enjoys a majority in the House, has been given 3 hours and 33 minutes in the debate, which is scheduled for seven hours.

Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav tweeted, saying 38 minutes were allocated for an earthquake in the House and 13 minutes for the mover of the motion.

He was referring to the Congress chief's earlier remarks that if he spoke, there would be an earthquake in the House.


Updated Date: Jul 20, 2018 07:42 AM

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