The ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament has been marred with strong protest from the opposition aka I.N.D.I.A, which is demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address in the house over Manipur issue.
Despite assurance of comprehensive discussion on the matter from Home Minister Amit Shah, opposition has come with a no-confidence motion in order to compel Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the issue in the house.
Let’s know every details of the no-confidence motion.
What is a no-confidence motion?
A no-confidence motion is a parliamentary process that allows the opposition to challenge the government’s majority and ability to govern. If the motion is passed, the government must resign.
Who can move no-confidence motion?
Any member of the opposition can move a no-confidence motion, with a support of at least 50 members of the house.
How is a no-confidence motion moved?
A no-confidence motion must be in writing and must be signed by the member moving it. The motion must be submitted to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha on any day on which the House is sitting.
What happens after a no-confidence motion is moved?
The Speaker of the Lok Sabha decides whether to admit the motion for discussion and debate. And if the motion is admitted, the Speaker will then decide on the date and time for the discussion.
How is the no-confidence motion debated?
The no-confidence motion is moved by the member who submitted it, and the government will then respond to the motion. The opposition parties will then have the opportunity to speak on the motion.
How is a no-confidence motion voted on?
After the debate, the Lok Sabha will vote on the no-confidence motion. The motion will be passed if it is supported by a majority of the members of the House.
What happens if a no-confidence motion is passed?
If no-confidence motion is passed, the government must resign.
What happens if the government wins the vote on the no-confidence motion?
If the government wins the vote on the no-confidence motion, the motion is defeated and the government remains in power.