New Delhi, July 18 (UNI) Even as the Government expressed confidence of defeating the no confidence motion moved in Lok Sabha by TDP on Wednesday, former Congress president and chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party Sonia Gandhi refuted the view that the opposition does not have the numbers.
“Who says we don’t have the numbers?,” Mrs Gandhi told a TV channel when pointed out that the opposition lacked the numbers in the Lok Sabha.
The No Confidence motion moved by TDP member Kesineni Srinivas was on Wednesday accepted for debate in the Lok Sabha.
Making the announcement, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she would fix the day and time for debate at a later stage.
On its part, the Government has expressed confidence of defeating the no confidence motion.
Earlier on Wednesday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the government is ready to face the no-confidence move and win it as it enjoys a two-third majority in the Lok Sabha.
Sonia Gandhi’s comments came even as the Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest body, is expected to meet later in the week to discuss strategy in Parliament.