Thankful to Congress for letting me expose opposition's hollowness: PM Modi on no-confidence motion

Modi said the motion brought by the opposition underscored its political immaturity and lack of understanding and substance.

Published: 31st July 2018 01:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2018 01:15 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah during the BJP Parliamentary party meeting at parliament House in New Delhi on Tuesday. ( Photo | Shekhar Yadav / EPS)


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a jibe at the Congress over the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against his government, saying he was "thankful" to the party as it allowed him to expose the opposition's hollowness.

In the first BJP parliamentary party meeting in the ongoing Monsoon Session, Modi said the motion brought by the opposition underscored its political immaturity and lack of understanding and substance, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters.

The meeting also saw top party leaders, including Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Sushma Swaraj, besides BJP president Amit Shah felicitating the prime minister and also speaking on the matter.

Party sources said Shah targeted the opposition, saying such a motion is brought when a government loses its majority or there is unrest in the country, but there was no reason for it to sponsor such a move, which was comprehensively defeated with 326 members voting against it and only 126 supporting.

Swaraj made a reference to the wide margin to attack the opposition, while Gadkari said it was spreading confusion over a host of issues among the masses and it lacked a real agenda.

The Prime Minister said the members of the BJP and its allies should be felicitated for the win.

He also praised Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's speech on the motion and asked party members to take it to the masses, Kumar said.

Modi was told by people during his recent tour to the African countries about the motion against his government, Kumar said.

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