The debate on the no-confidence motion against the BJP-led Government is likely to take place on August 8 and 9 in the Lok Sabha and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to give a reply on August 10, sources said.
The no-confidence motion moved by Opposition parties belonging to I.N.D.I.A was accepted by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla last week. The Opposition had given notice for the no-confidence motion after days of protest over their demand for a detailed discussion on violence in Manipur and a statement from the Prime Minister.
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi had given notice for a no-confidence motion on July 26 on behalf of Opposition parties of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A) alliance.
After the motion was admitted, the Speaker said that the day and time of the debate would be decided later.
The Government had said it is ready for debate on the no-confidence motion on the time decided by the Speaker.
No-Confidence Motion Moved by the Opposition against NDA govt
It was on July 26 that Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla accepted the no-confidence motion against the Government moved by Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on behalf of Opposition parties of I.N.D.I.A alliance.
After Gaurav Gogoi moved the motion, the Speaker asked about the number of members supporting the motion. He admitted the motion and said the time of the debate will be decided later. The House resumed its normal functioning after the Speaker accepted the demand for no-confidence motion. Opposition members expressed their opinion on the bills being introduced by the Government.
The two Houses have seen repeated adjournments since the commencement of the monsoon session of Parliament on July 20.
The decision to bring a no-confidence motion was taken at a meeting of Opposition I.N.D.I.A alliance parties held on July 25. As many as 26 Opposition had earlier come together naming their alliance as I.N.D.I.A.
Opposition MPs said that they know the numbers are in favour of the Government in Lok Sabha but no-confidence motion is a way to seek reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on various issues including the violence in Manipur.