The no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition parties, including the Congress and TDP, was admitted in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday and responding to questions on the same, senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi had said, “Who says we don’t have the numbers?”
Taking a swipe at Sonia Gandhi’s response to reporters, Union Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday said that she is weak in mathematics.
“Sonia ji’s maths is weak. Their calculation is wrong. The Modi government has a majority both inside and outside Parliament…You will see support for us from all directions,” Kumar told reporters.
The BJP has exuded confidence that all NDA allies including the Shiv Sena will vote against the no confidence motion in Parliament on Friday.
Sources in the party said the Narendra Modi-led government would get the support of 314 MPs in the lower house, which has an effective strength of 535 members.
The list of the 314 MPs, however, does not include Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who is also a BJP MP, they said. The majority mark is 268.
BJP has issued a whip to its Lok Sabha members for two days and asked them to be present in the House.
In a House of 535 members, the ruling National Democratic Alliance has 313 members in the Lok Sabha, including 274 (including the Speaker) of BJP, 18 of Shiv Sena, six LJP and four of SAD.