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No Confidence Motion: BJD stages walkout from Lok Sabha

ONI Bureau:  The Lok Sabha on Friday debating on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government moved by the opposition.

However, just before the start of debate on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha today, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) which has 19 members in the Lok Sabha after the resignation of Kendrapara MP Baijyant Jay Panda, then walked out.

Since this debate will not be fruitful for the people of Odisha, we the members of BJD would like to abstain from the discussion, said MP Bhartruhari Mahtab.

Its leader Bhartruhari Mahtab said injustice had been done to Odisha in the last 14 years and the BJP government at the Centre has failed to safeguard the interests of the state.

“In the last 14 years, the BJD has witnessed that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for 10 years and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for four years have done injustice with Odisha. And this discussion is not going to help Odisha. So we are not going to participate,” Mahtab said.

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan said ‘voting on No Confidence Motion will take place at 6 pm today.

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