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No-confidence motion: BJD issues whip to MPs to remain present in House

New Delhi: A day before the debate and vote on the opposition’s no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has issued whip to its MPs asking them to remain present in the Parliament during debate and vote tomorrow.

It was informed by the party after Parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi. All the BJD MPs including suspended party MP Ramachandra Hansda were present.

The party will decide on voting in the House tomorrow, sources said.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has admitted the motion of no-confidence moved by the Opposition against the Modi government.

A day-long debate will happen in the Lok Sabha before the vote.

BJP has issued a three-line whip to its MPs and asked allies to do the same.

Trinamool Congress has also issued a whip. But, it has sought a change of voting date.

The effective strength of Lok Sabha has been reduced to 533 after two more seats fell vacant, sources in Parliament said following resignation of BJD MP Baijayant Panda and Jose K Mani of Kerala Congress (M). Mani quit the Lok Sabha after he was nominated to Upper House.

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