Raman Singh govt survives ‘no-confidence motion’; a year ahead of assembly poll

Congress had moved the motion on Wednesday, also the second day of the winter session

Raman Singh govt survives ‘no-confidence motion’; a year ahead of assembly poll

A year ahead of assembly election, the incumbent Dr Raman Singh-led BJP government survived a no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition Congress in the Chhattisgarh Assembly.

The margin was by 10 votes and the entire debate lasted 19 hours long.

According to the information received, while 48 members voted against the motion, 38 polled in its favour.

It need be mentioned that BJP has 49 members in the 90 member assembly while opposition Congress has 39 with BSP and independent one each.

The Congress had moved the motion on Wednesday, also the second day of the winter session.

Opposition expressed no confidence in the four-year-old BJP government. The voting took place around 7 am on Saturday after the conclusion of the debate on the motion that had begun at noon yesterday.

In his reply on the motion in the Assembly, Chief Minister Singh termed the Opposition’s charges as poor and said the party has raked up the “same old issues” even this time.

As the motion was put to vote by Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal, Leader of Opposition T S Singhdeo demanded division, following which the Speaker announced voting in reference to the motion. In his reply, the chief minister said his government has been continuously working for the development of the state.

Singh also listed the achievements under various schemes of his government.

The Opposition party had brought 168-points ‘charge-sheet’ in the House as a part of its no-confidence motion moved against the government.

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