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Debate, voting on No Confidence motion to be taken up on Friday, July 20: Speaker


New Delhi, The No Trust motion against the four-year old Narendra Modi government will be taken up by the Lok Sabha for debate and voting on Friday, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced on Wednesday. Making the announcement in the post lunch session, Ms Mahajan said as the No Confidence Motion gets priority over other issues, the debate will commence at 1100 hrs with no Question Hour on that day. As the crucial debate on the No Confidence motion moved by TDP member Kesineni Srinivas would be taken on Friday, the weekly Private Member's Business too will not be taken up. Earlier immediately after the end of Question Hour, as soon as the motion was moved by TDP MP from Vijaywada Mr Srinivas, several opposition members including from Congress, Left parties and Trinamool Congress were up on their feet to support it. Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge protested that as largest opposition party, the motion of no trust against the Modi government moved by Congress party should have been accepted. The Speaker said, "I have gone by rules and the ruling of the Chair cannot be discussed here". Other opposition members who also moved the no trust motion include Tariq Anwar of NCP, N K Premachandran of RSP and Mohammad Salim of CPI-M.

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