India PM Narendra Modi faces no-confidence vote in parliament

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is set to face a no-confidence vote in parliament amid a deadlock with the opposition over violence in the state of Manipur.

A lawmaker from the opposition Congress party moved a no-confidence motion on Wednesday.

Opposition leaders have said this is to force Mr Modi to speak on Manipur.

They have been demanding that he address parliament on the ethnic clashes in the state.

Federal home minister Amit Shah told the Lok Sabha – the lower house of parliament – earlier this week that the government was ready to discuss the violence in Manipur and accused the opposition of preventing this.

At least 130 people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced in Manipur since May after violence broke out between the majority Meitei group and the tribal Kuki minority.

On Wednesday, two motions were moved by MPs from the Congress party and the Bharat Rashtra Samithi – the first was accepted.






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