After a 14-hour debate, a no-trust motion moved by the Congress against the Raman Singh-led BJP government was defeated by a voice vote in the Chhattisgarh Assembly in the wee hours today.The debate started after 12 noon yesterday and ended at 2.10 AM on Saturday.
Several issues including asex CD case, corruption and law and order situation were raised. Chief Minister Raman Singh termed the allegations levelled by the opposition as "direction-less and baseless". The Congress has made a failed attempt to mislead people, he said during his reply which lasted for over an hour. "In the last 15 years, Congress has failed to play the role of constructive opposition and has never come up with any alternative policy.
The no-confidence motion was direction-less, unprincipled, unsubstantiated and unplanned," Singh said.