Lok Sabha elections 2019: Commenting on Sonia Gandhi’s statement that the principal opposition party has the numbers, Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said such “overconfidence” is of no use.
“I think such overconfidence will serve no purpose. We will show a clear majority on July 20. We will win comfortably and show our strength to the opposition,” news agency ANI quoted Ramdas Athawale as saying.
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“Congress had shown similar kind of arrogance during Atal Ji's tenure and they had to face the consequences. Indians have elected PM Modi as their leader and he has their confidence. We are ready to face them,” said D Pradhan, reported ANI.
"Who says we don't have the numbers?" questioned Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday when asked about the no-confidence motion during the monsoon session of Parliament.
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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan earlier in the day accepted the no-confidence motion moved by opposition parties, including Congress and TDP.
Clearly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to opposition parties to have a meaningful discussion on issues of national interest during the Monsoon Session of Parliament which began on Wednesday had little impact.
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TDP MPs were seen shouting 'we want justice' despite Speaker Sumitra Mahajan requesting them repeatedly to sit and let the House functions.
The Lok Sabha Speaker later accepted the no-confidence motion by the opposition against the Modi government.
It is pertinent to mention here that only two sessions of Parliament (monsoon and winter sessions) are left before the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Whereas on the one hand, BJP will try to make most of it, opposition will seize every opportunity to corner the government.