New Delhi: With 325 'Noes', 126 'Ayes' the NDA sailed through its first floor test in Lok Sabha and defeated the No-Confidence Motion moved by Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
While Shiv Sena abstained from voting, Biju Janata Dal members had staged a walk-out.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi cornered the Centre over various issues like farmers plight, recent MSP change, unemployment. He also went on to accuse Union Defence Minister Sitharaman over the controversial Raefal deal.
In his 90-minute reply by the Prime Minister, he listed out the achievements of his government and underlined the failures of the Congress and its allies during their previous terms.
This no-confidence motion was the first instance which showcased the unity of the Opposition parties that are planning to come together for 'Grand Alliance.'