Rahul Gandhi speech LIVE updates: ‘Went to see India after 50’, says Smriti Irani attacking Rahul Gandhi, Congress
Rahul Gandhi-no confidence motion LIVE: Check out LIVE updates as Congress MP speaks on no-trust motion
Rahul Gandhi No Confidence Motion LIVE: The three-day debate on no-confidence motion set off with a fiery start on Tuesday with Congress MP and deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Gaurav Gogoi initiating the debate on behalf of the INDIA bloc, talked about ‘one India’ and alleged the central government of creating ‘two Manipurs’.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speak for the motion on the second day, after he made a last-minute decision on Tuesday to not initiate the debate. Revanth Reddy and Hibi Eden are other MPs Congress named who will participate in the debate today.
On the first day, a verbal spat between the government and the Opposition alliance was witnessed after Rahul Gandhi made a last-minute decision to not initiate the debate.
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- Aug 09, 2023 02:31 PM IST
‘Has no manners’: BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad on Rahul Gandhi's flying kiss incident
BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad speaking on Rahul Gandhi said, “He gives a flying kiss. What has happened to Rahul Gandhi? So many women are seated there (in the House). He has no manners. It is very painful...”
- Aug 09, 2023 02:28 PM IST
‘Never before seen such misogynistic behaviour in Parliament’: Smriti Irani
Union Minister Smriti Irani speaking on Congress MP Rahul Gandhisaid, "Never before has the misogynistic behaviour of a man been so visible in Parliament as what was done by Rahul Gandhi today. When the House of the People, where laws are made to protect the dignity of women, during the course of a session stands witness to a man's misogyny, my question is should he be brought to task? ..."
- Aug 09, 2023 02:24 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi speaks in Lok Sabha: ‘One mom sitting here, Bharat mata killed in Manipur'
Rahul Gandhi's much-awaited speech in the Lok Sabha on the no-confidence motion started at 12.10pm on Wednesday in which the Wayanad MP thanked Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for reinstating him as the member of the Lok Sabha, and also apologised for his last speech in which he mentioned Adani. “In my last speech in the House, I spoke about Adani. I might have hurt many people. So I apologise…today I want to tell my friends in the BJP that there is no reason to be scared today as my main speech will not be around Adani. Yes, I will obviously throw some brickbats,” Rahul Gandhi said.
This is Rahul Gandhi's first speech after he got back his Lok Sabha membership following the Supreme Court's stay of his conviction in the 2019 Modi surname case.
- Aug 09, 2023 01:43 PM IST
‘Key will not go to Rahul Gandhi’s mother': Smriti Irani
"He went to see the country after being a 50 year old. The one who did not have policy, intention or love for the country, who did not stand for Hindus, Sikhs, women, youth, farmers, I want to say to them, those who are dedicated, India will support them in 2024."
- Aug 09, 2023 01:34 PM IST
Smriti Irani draws Adani connection with Congress; ‘I have photo evidence too’
"If Adani is so bad what is Rahul Gandhi's jeeja jee (brother-in-law) doing with him," she said, adding, "I have a photo evidence too."
- Aug 09, 2023 01:31 PM IST
On ‘NewsClick-China links’, Smriti Irani says ‘they never demanded investigation’
"They never demanded any investigation. Congress' stand is expunge what Nishikant Dubey said….He asked for proof from Indian army. Why? Some people must have asked him to, especially from the media."
- Aug 09, 2023 01:26 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi allegedly gave ‘flying kiss’ while leaving, Smriti Irani calls him ‘misogynistic’
"I have a qualm. He misbehaved. Only a misogynistic man can give a flying kiss to female parliamentarians. Representative of the family he comes from…He broadcasted what he and his party feel about women…Such an instance was never witnessed before. This shows what he thinks of women. This is obscene," she said.
- Aug 09, 2023 01:20 PM IST
On Opposition's demand for Manipur debate, Smriti Irani says ‘they ran away, we didn’t'
"Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah & Defence Minister Rajnath Singh repeatedly said that the government is ready to debate on the Manipur issue. The opposition ran away from it, we did not," she said.
- Aug 09, 2023 01:18 PM IST
Smriti Irani argues for govt's initiatives favouring girls, women
Union women and child development minister Smriti Irani, while responding to Rahul Gandhi's no-trust speech, tabled a range of data in favour of government initiatives being run in the country for girls and women. She attacked the Opposition for creating ruckus in the House, and said despite that ‘we will make things better for them (women)’.
- Aug 09, 2023 01:05 PM IST
After Rahul's Manipur violence speech, Smriti Irani digs out Congress' history
From the period of Emergency, Article 370 in Kashmir to Bhilwara rape case, Union minister Smriti Irani digs out Congress' role during its rule.
"You aren't India because India isn't corrupt, India believes in merit, not dynasty. India believes in merit not in dynasty & today of all the days people like you need to remember what was told to the British - Quit India. Corruption Quit India, Dynasty Quit India. Merit now finds place in India." "They ran away from House when they saw me," talked about Rahul Gandhi, she said.
"A Kashmiri Pandit named Girija Tikku was gangraped and brutally murdered in Kashmir. When this was shown in a movie, some Congress leaders called it propaganda. The same party leaders are talking about Manipur today"
- Aug 09, 2023 12:59 PM IST
Smriti Irani speaks, Rahul leaves for Rajasthan
Entire country has seen Congress leaders clapping, thumping desk when Rahul Gandhi spoke of murder of India: Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha
You aren't India because India isn't corrupt, India believes in merit, not dynasty: Smriti Irani
As the Union minister spoke, Rahul Gandhi left for Rajasthan.
- Aug 09, 2023 12:53 PM IST
Smriti Irani raises to respond after Rahul Gandhi
As Union minister Smriti Irani raised to address the House in response to Rahul Gandhi, MPs from both sides raise ‘Modi-Modi’ and ‘INDIA-INDIA’ slogans. To this, Irani said ‘You (Opposition) are not INDIA, you define corruption in India.’'
- Aug 09, 2023 12:46 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi attacks govt, says 'you killed Bharat Mata; Speaker warns him to maintain decorum
"You are not caretakers of Bharat Mata. You are killers of Bharat Mata. My one mother is sitting here. The other you killed in Manipur. Every day you don't stop violence, you kill my mother. Indian army can bring peace in Manipur in one day but you are not using them. You want our soldiers to die. If PM Modi is not listening to the heart of India, whose voice does he listen to?"
Amid all this Om Birla to Opposition, " The kind of behaviour you are doing coming to the table, it’s not right. House can’t run like this. Action will be taken against MPs who’ve come to the table."
- Aug 09, 2023 12:41 PM IST
What Kiren Rijiju said in between Rahul's speech?
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said Rahul Gandhi should apologise. "Congress party is responsible for the militancy in Northeast. They killed northeast," Kiren Rijiju said
- Aug 09, 2023 12:40 PM IST
Listening to Rahul Gandhi's address, BJP-NDA MPs demand apology
‘Manipur not part of India for PM Modi’, says Rahul during no-trust debate, sparks ruckus in Parliament. Union minister Kiren Rijiju interrupted the speech and demanded apology.
- Aug 09, 2023 12:35 PM IST
Congress MP shares story of wailing mother from Manipur
"In Manipur camps I talked to women, kids, all of which PM Modi has not done till now. I asked a woman, ‘what happened to you’ to which she responded, 'My only son was shot in front of my eyes. I cried all night and laid down with his corpse. I was scared that I left my house and everything I had'. I asked, ‘Did you bring something?’ She said, ‘all I have is the clothes I am wearing and this photo’, which she found after rummaging a bit.
- Aug 09, 2023 12:33 PM IST
‘Manipur parted in two’, says Rahul; BJP recalls Rajasthan
“I went to Manipur a few days back. Our PM did not. Because for Manipur is not India. I used the word ‘Manipur’ but the truth is it has been divided into two parts. Manipur does not exist anymore,” Rahul Gandhi said. BJP MPs asked about Rajasthan. He said, "I am going today."
- Aug 09, 2023 12:28 PM IST
‘Aa rha hu…’: Rahul respond to NDA MPs on request to talk about the matter at hand
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was sharing anecdotes from the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Meanwhile, NDA MPs urged him to talk about matter at hand. To this, he said ‘I am coming (to the point). Just wait it out a bit’.
- Aug 09, 2023 12:17 PM IST
‘Yatra jari hai…’: Rahul's Bharat Jodo reference during address
While speaking on no-trust motion, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi shares his experience regarding the flagship Bharat Jodo Yatra. He said the journey has not ended yet and it is still on the run.
- Aug 09, 2023 12:11 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi thanks Speaker Om Birla for reinstating his MP status
Rahul Gandhi raised to speak on no-confidence motion. Referring to his speech during the earlier Parliament session, he said Speaker can ‘relax’ now as his address is steering in different direction.