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
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi set the terms of the debate with a caustic attack on Modi and followed it up with ba theatrical hug that took everyone by surprise.
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Modi also said the surgical strike against Pakistan-based terror camps must not be called a 'jumla' as it would amount to insulting the security forces.
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Reacting to the prime minister's reply, General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the people of the country would defeat the polarisation in the country.
Modi said it was clear in front of everyone what the Congress leader's eyed did and the same was splashed across TV channels throughout the day.
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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 Prime Minister, a little taken aback at first, called Gandhi back and shook hands with him with a pat on his back.
The Narendra Modi led NDA government defeated its first ever No-confidence motion, moved by the TDP over Andhra Pradesh's special status category.
The no-trust motion, a first in 15 years, comes in the backdrop of unprecedented mud-slinging between the BJP and its political rivals over the past few months.
The opposition alleges that media person close to TDP held discussions with BJP leadership, which led to the no-confidence motion.