As Modi prepares for his second no-trust vote, let’s examine the history of no-confidence motions.

Throughout India’s history as an independent nation, there have been 28 no-confidence motions. Only once, in 1979, did a government led by Morarji Desai fall due to such a motion.

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Recently, the Lok Sabha accepted a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, which is the 28th such motion in India’s history. The only time a government was removed through a no-confidence vote was in 1979, during Morarji Desai’s administration.

In 1952, the Rules of the Lok Sabha stated that a no-confidence motion could be moved with the support of 30 MPs (now it stands at 50). Interestingly, during the first two Lok Sabhas, no such motion was moved.

The first no-confidence motion was introduced in 1963 against Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. It lasted 21 hours and involved 40 MPs participating. However, the motion was not successful in removing the government.

The next significant no-confidence motion took place in 1964 against Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, and it was debated for a record 24 hours.

Between 1964 and 1975, the Lok Sabha discussed 15 no-confidence motions, with three against Shastri and 12 against Indira Gandhi. However, none of these motions managed to topple the government.

The first successful no-confidence motion occurred in 1979 against Prime Minister Morarji Desai, where he resigned before the motion was voted upon.

Since then, no other Prime Minister has been ousted through a no-confidence motion. Rajiv Gandhi faced one in 1987, which he defeated due to his substantial majority in Lok Sabha. P V Narasimha Rao faced two close calls during his term.

The last no-confidence motion before the current one was in 2018 when the Modi government defeated it with 199 votes against and 126 votes in favor.

During the debate on the recent no-confidence motion against Narendra Modi’s government, there were intense exchanges between the ruling party and the Opposition. Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president at the time, walked over to Modi and embraced him after his speech. Modi responded by saying that the electorate would decide the government’s fate and criticized the Opposition for “negative politics.”

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