In a resounding victory for the ruling government, the No Confidence Motion presented by the Opposition was decisively defeated in the Lok Sabha on the evening of August 10, 2023. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the House in response to the motion, reaffirmed his commitment to bringing peace and development to the state of Manipur.
During a spirited debate, Prime Minister Modi extended his assurances to the people of Manipur, stressing that the entire nation stands united with them in their quest for lasting peace. He vowed that collective efforts from across the country would be directed towards revitalizing Manipur’s socio-economic landscape, ensuring a brighter future for its residents.
The Prime Minister expressed his deep concern over the prevailing violence in Manipur, condemning such acts and unequivocally stating that crimes against women are intolerable. He underscored the combined efforts of the Central and state governments to bring the perpetrators to justice, signaling a strong stance against the culture of impunity.
Notably, Prime Minister Modi attributed certain challenges in the North-Eastern region to the Congress party, asserting that their policies and actions have contributed to the region’s woes. He cited his government’s unwavering dedication to the development of the North-East, highlighting substantial investments in infrastructure projects that have been undertaken over the past nine years.
Reflecting on India’s remarkable journey, Prime Minister Modi evoked the nation’s transformation from the brink of bankruptcy in 1991 to its current position as one of the top five global economies. He credited the principles of reform, performance, and transformation for propelling India to its present stature.
Taking a swipe at the newly formed I.N.D.I.A alliance, the Prime Minister cautioned against potential negative consequences, labeling it a harbinger of inflation, corruption, policy paralysis, instability, appeasement, dynastic politics, unemployment, violence, and terrorism. He criticized the Opposition’s lack of enthusiasm for constructive dialogue on crucial bills intended to benefit the public.
Prime Minister Modi exuded confidence in the future, predicting a triumphant return for the NDA and BJP in the upcoming 2024 elections. He pledged that, if given a third term, India would ascend to the ranks of the world’s top three economies, underlining his vision for an even more prosperous and vibrant nation.
During the Prime Minister’s compelling address, members of the Opposition staged a walkout, underscoring the deep divides within the political landscape. As the session drew to a close, the defeat of the No Confidence Motion reinforced the prevailing strength and stability of the government, while the promises made by Prime Minister Modi offered a glimpse into the ambitious roadmap for India’s growth.
As the nation watches with anticipation, the ensuing months are sure to witness further developments, both within the hallowed halls of the Lok Sabha and across the diverse landscapes of the country.