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NDA has confidence of 125 crore citizens of India: PM Modi

News Agencies | Updated on: 21 July 2018, 9:27 IST

Minutes after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government won the trust vote in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government has the confidence of 125 crore people of the country.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude to all the parties who supported the NDA government in the Lok Sabha today.

"NDA has the confidence of the Lok Sabha and the 125 crore people of India. I thank all the parties that have supported us in the vote today. Our efforts to transform India and fulfil the dreams of our youth continue. Jai Hind!," he tweeted.


Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi-led NDA Government sailed through its first floor test in Lok Sabha by defeating the No-Confidence Motion moved by Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

The government had a comfortable majority of 325 votes in its favour, who voted against the No Confidence Motion in contrast to 126 votes by the Opposition parties out of total 451 Members of Parliament present in the Lok Sabha.

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members had staged a walk-out while NDA ally Shiv Sena abstained from voting.

The NDA's massive victory came after an 11-hour debate, followed by a 90-minute reply by the Prime Minister, during which he listed out the achievements of his government and underlined the failures of the Congress and its allies during their previous terms.

This was also the first major unity strength of the Opposition parties that are planning to come together for `Grand Alliance` hoping to fight the BJP in the 2019 general elections.



First published: 21 July 2018, 9:27 IST