BJP, Cong blame each other for washout of Parliament proceedings


The Congress expressed shock over the government running away not only from discussion on its scams but trying to shut the discussion on the demands of six ministries, including railways, agriculture and social justice, that were cleared the business advisory committee by giving notice of the guillotine.

Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 pm, while Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm as opposition members try to raise various issues. Right from start of House proceedings at 11 am, it was a chaotic sight in the Lok Sabha with protests by the Opposition MPs from the Congress, AIADMK, TRS, YSR Cong-ress, Trinamul Congress, the Left and also the TDP, as the protesting MPs positioned themselves in the well of the House with placards amid vociferous sloganeering.

Briefing reporters on the BJP parliamentary party meeting, which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its president Amit Shah, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the government has been talking to different parties to break the deadlock in Parliament and targeted the Congress.

Speaker Mahajan tried to take up the Question Hour, but in the din, the House was soon adjourned.

Meanwhile, raucous continued in both Houses of Parliament with intermittent adjournments.

When the House reassembled at noon, the protests continued and no legislative business could be taken up.

With no response from the Central government to their demands, TRS Lok Sabha members disrupted the proceedings of Lok Sabha for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday. They were holding placards which read “Follow Alliance Dharma”.

Members from different parties trooped near the Speaker’s podium, raising slogans on different issues, including the banking irregularities.

“If this is the way MPs are behaving, I will adjourn the House”.

In this session, the BJP allies, the Shiv Sena and the Telugu Desam Party, have joined forces with the Opposition. “It continues to have a similar repressive mindset towards democracy”. Congress is not letting Parliament function. “This is our duty to let it work and the government has been doing everything to ensure that it happens”, he said.

“As per parliamentary practices, without deciding/informing all party leaders, to include the date and time of Guillotine and passing of Finance Bill in the List of Business is quite unusual”. But the government will push its financial business this week itself, even if there is pandemonium in the House, since it has a Constitutional obligation to fulfil, he said.


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