As a newly-united Opposition under the INDIA alliance, among others, moved the no-confidence motion,l against the Centre in Parliament, math may be on PM Modi and the BJP’s side.
The BJP-led NDA has over 330 members in the 543-member Parliament, INDIA has over 140 and over 60 members belong to non-aligned groups.
So the no-confidence vote will likely not affects the stability of the currently-ruling BJP-led NDA government.
Congress deputy leader in the Lower House Gaurav Gogoi moved the motion, intended to trigger a debate about the continued violence in BJP-ruled Manipur, in which more than 130 people have been killed and 60,000 displaced since early May.
A no-confidence motion can be moved by any member of the Lok Sabha under Rule 198 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct. The member has to give a written notice of the motion before 10 am which will be read out by the Speaker in the House.
A minimum of 50 members have to accept the motion and the speaker will accordingly announce the date for discussion for the motion. The allotted date has to be within 10 days from the day the motion is accepted. If not, the motion fails and the member who moved the motion has to be informed about it.
If the government is not able to prove its majority in the House, it has to resign.
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