On Friday, 20th July No-confidence motion moved by TDP was held against BJP, which BJP won by 325-126 votes. It is the first no-confidence motion in 15 years by the opposition. But even after knowing that the motion is to be defeated why the opposition parties still moved the resolution. Below we will try to analyze what is a no-confidence motion, highlights of Rahul Gandhi speeches and objectives of opposition and what it wanted to get from the debate of no-confidence motion. Here is how no-confidence motion helped congress?
What is a no-confidence motion?
A motion of no-confidence (non-confidence motion) (alternatively vote of no confidence, no-confidence motion, or (unsuccessful) confidence motion) is a statement or vote which states that a person(s) in a position of responsibility (government, managerial, etc.) is no longer deemed fit to hold that position, perhaps because they are inadequate in some respect, are failing to carry out obligations, or are making decisions that other members feel detrimental. As a parliamentary motion, it demonstrates to the head of state that the elected parliament no longer has confidence in (one or more members of) the appointed government.
Highlights of Rahul Gandhi speech in Lok Sabha during no-confidence motion –
For a person who hadn’t spoken many times in his parliamentary career like Rahul Gandhi, it would have been a bit difficult to give a good speech in Lok Sabha, but he delivered positively to the hopes of his partymen as well as to the nation. Some highlights of Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Lok Sabha are:
1 – Allegation over Rafale deal
Rahul Gandhi hit PM Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman over the high price of Rafale planes, He took a dig on Defence Minister for lying on the confidentiality of Rafale deal.
2 – Lack of proper measure taken on Women safety, mob lynching and atrocities of Dalits:
Rahul Gandhi accused PM Modi of turning a blind eye and not speaking on the problems of Dalits, Adivasis, women security and mob lynching of minorities.
3 – Backstabbing the youth of the nation:
Rahul Gandhi accused PM of not providing the two crore jobs every year promised to the youth of the country. He lambasted the government that
China gives employment to 50,000 young people in the span of 24 hours and here mere 400 youth get job in that Amount of time.
4 – Solidarity with the people of Andhra Pradesh:
Rahul Gandhi showed his solidarity with the people of Andhra Pradesh and addressed them as the victim of “jumla politics”.
5 – Took a Dig at PM Modi:
He addressed PM Modi as Jumlebaaz and accused him of having relation with powerful businessmen and working for them. He accused that a huge amount of money goes to the marketing of PM Modi. He claimed that “PM Modi is not the Chaukidar (watchdog) of corruption but a Bhagidar (participant) of it. He also accused Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah of corruption.
How no-confidence motion helped Congress –
Through Rahul Gandhi’s speech during the discussion at no-confidence motion what Congress wanted was to target PM Modi over corruption, Lack of Jobs, ill-treatment of Dalit, women, and Minorities. It also wanted to connect itself to the people through the Lok Sabha speech for the upcoming election of 2019. Even if it would not have been able to defeat BJP in the lower house since it has a majority in it, but its objective can be fully summarized in the words of Shashi Tharoor:
“The basic message is that journey is more important than destination. The failure of government were put before the nation. The outcome was predictable but the process was successful.”