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No-confidence motion against Modi govt: The last arrow in Oppn's quiver

Moving the goalposts or scoring a self-goal, no-trust votes are not just about the government having the numbers and winning the motion arithmetically

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(Second from right) Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, JMM MP Mahua Maji, Congress MP Jebi Mather, TMC MP Dola Sen, and others in black attire as a mark of protest over Manipur issue FILE PHOTO: PTI

Aditi Phadnis
Many believe that the no-trust vote the Narendra Modi-led government will have to face in a few days is a self-goal.

“We had considered a no-confidence motion as one of the weapons in our arsenal. But it was not on the front burner because we were conscious that the numbers are against us,” explains an Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha (LS).

“If the Prime Minister (PM) had even uttered the ‘Manipur’ word in the LS (he said something outside Parliament House about that disgusting video, and we thought he would follow it up with reassurance in

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First Published: Jul 30 2023 | 9:43 PM IST

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