The motion witnessed both the Treasury and Opposition benches trading a slew of corruption charges, in addition to indications of shifts in political affiliations.
Party sources said some of the AIADMK MPs were reluctant to support the BJP government; they felt abstaining from voting would be a safer stance for the party.
The No-confidence Motion has helped to present the failures of the BJP government before the nation. The outcome was predictable but the process was a success, claimed Shashi Tharoor.
The BJP president said that those who were playing with the interests of the people were defeated, adding that it was just a glimpse of what would be the results in the next year's general ele
No-confidence motion debate: Union minister Harsimrat Kaur takes 'drug' jibe at Rahul, asks what did he take today
Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur stood up and took objection to Gandhi's hug saying he cannot do this "pappi-jhappi moment" in the House.
There were three motions against Lal Bahadur Shastri, three against P V Narasimha Rao, two against Morarji Desai and one each against Rajiv Gandhi and Atal Behari Vajpayee.
The opposition alleges that media person close to TDP held discussions with BJP leadership, which led to the no-confidence motion.