The Lok Sabha would take up debate on opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government brought by the TDP and opposition parties, with Speaker Sumitra Mahajan admitting the notice.

“The House will take up the debate (on the motion) on Friday, July 20. The discussion will be held for the full day, followed by voting on it,” Mahajan announced in the House when it reassembled after the lunch break on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

She also said that there will be no Question Hour on that day and the House would have no other business, barring the discussion on the no-confidence motion.PTI

What is a no-confidence motion?

A no-confidence motion is a statement that states that a public official is no longer fit to retain his or her position of power.

This could be due to various reasons like failing to carry out duties and promises, making decisions that other members feel are detrimental or a general loss of trust in running the government.

If the Prime Minister loses a motion of confidence, he is expected to resign, following which the President identifies another person who enjoys the confidence of the Lok Sabha.

After the motion of no-confidence is raised by a member, the Speaker of the House reads the written notice (of no-confidence). All those favouring it are asked to announce their support and if there are 50 MPs in favour, the Speaker allots a date (within the next 10 days) to discuss the motion. However, the Speaker cannot proceed if there is a din or confusion prevailing in the House.

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