Cong moves no-confidence motion against govt

GANDHINAGAR: After 18 years, the principal opposition party in the state, the , has moved a noconfidence motion against the chief minister Vijay Rupani’s Gujarat government and his cabinet.

The Congress formally moved a resolution before assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi. Now it remains to be seen whether it gets the speaker’s approval for a debate in the house and voting during the two-day monsoon session which begins on September 18.

Paresh Dhanani, leader of opposition in the assembly, said, “This government has failed on all fronts. The people are struggling to survive due to anti-people policies of the government. People’s income has fallen due to inflation and fuel prices. Farmers are facing their worst crisis ever. Unemployment has increased manyfold. Parents and students are facing problems due to the high cost of education and poor quality. Health services have gone from bad to worse.”

“The nation and the state are facing a constitutional crisis, so we decided to move a no confidence-motion against the cabinet under rule 106 of the state assembly. Deputy LOP Shailesh Parmar moved the motion.

According to the rules, the speaker and the government can not refuse it. In the past, such motions were debated on in the house 28 times. We expect that chief minister will himself support the motion. According to the rules, more than 17 MLAs have supported the motion so it has to be taken in the assembly business and discusses in the house,” he added.

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