Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday accepted opposition Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA)’s notice for a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, Hindustan Times reported.
Congress lawmaker Gaurav Gogoi, who is from Assam, submitted the notice this morning against Modi over the Manipur violence.
Accepting the notice, Birla said he will discuss the matter with all parties, and according to the rules. “I will inform you about the schedule for the discussion.”
According to the rules, any no-confidence notice submitted before 10am has to be taken up on the same day.
People aware of the matter said the motion was unlikely to be taken up in Lok Sabha for discussion on Wednesday.
The notice was moved after acrimony and disruptions in Parliament and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s refusal to accept the Opposition’s demand that Modi speak on the Manipur issue. (With inputs from Agencies)