Himachal Pradesh: Opposition Moves No-Confidence Notice Against BJP Government

Speaker Vipin Parmar allowed the notice given by 22 Congress MLAs and the lone CPI(M) legislator in the assembly.

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Himachal Pradesh: Opposition Moves No-Confidence Notice Against BJP Government

The Himachal Pradesh Assembly will discuss on Thursday, 11 August, a notice on no confidence brought by the Congress and the CPM against Jai Ram Thakur-led state government.

The notice was given by 22 Congress MLAs and the lone CPI(M) legislator, said Speaker Vipin Parmar, who allowed the notice. He said a debate will start in the state Assembly at 11 am on Thursday and Chief Minister Thakur will give his reply at 3 pm.

The speaker told the House that the notice was given at 9:50 am under Rule 278 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

"The notice stated the House expresses no confidence in the council of ministers as the government fails on all fronts," the speaker added.


Congress legislators, including Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri, Harshwardhan Chauhan, Asha Kumar and Ram Lal said the time allotted for the debate from 11 am to 3 pm is very less.

They demanded that more hours be allocated for the debate.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said they are ready to face the debate. A strong government is in place in the state and it is ready to face a no-confidence motion, they added.

On the contrary, Mukesh Agnihotri said the BJP government failed on all fronts.

The BJP has 43 MLAs in the 68-member House while the Congress has 22. There are two Independents and one CPI(M) MLA.

On Wednesday, the speaker had adjourned the House at 3.30 pm for 15 minutes amidst an uproar by Congress members, who demanded an immediate debate on their notice.

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