Interestingly, Modi had himself made a prediction five years back about the opposition bringing a no-confidence motion in 2023.
During his address in Lok Sabha on February 7, 2019 prior to 2019 general elections, Modi had anticipated that opposition will bring a no-confidence motion.
“I hope opposition prepares itself well enough to bring a no-confidence motion in 2023,” said Modi.
When someone from opposition countered him by saying that he was being arrogant by saying so, Modi retorted, “Arrogance is when a party gets reduced from 400 to 40. On the contrary, our dedication towards country took BJP from 2 to absolute majority.”
The alliance of 26 opposition parties, INDIA, has decided to move the motion in order to make Modi speak in Parliament on the Manipur violence, senior leaders of the front said.
The Congress has also issued a whip in the Lower House of Parliament for its members to be present in its parliamentary office by 10.30 am on Wednesday to “discuss some important issues”.
Although the no-confidence motion by opposition parties is bound to fail the numbers test, opposition parties argue that they will win the battle of perception by cornering the government on the Manipur issue during the debate.
(with inputs from agencies)Watch PM Modi’s prediction on no-confidence motion from five years ago goes viral as Oppn submits motion