Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Opposition says govt trying to bulldoze finance bill without discussion

Need to connect electoral politics with development Mahajan Opposition says govt trying to bulldoze finance bill without discussion
Patty Aguilar | 14 March, 2018, 06:26

Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien repeatedly asked the agitating members to go back to their seats, but they did not relent. On March 5, when the house was adjourned after the opposition stormed the well over the NPA and PNB issue, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad responded to it by way of a press conference from the party headquarters.

Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the opposition's demand for a discussion under rules which allow suspension of all listed business or entail voting (Rules 267 and 168). Members of YSR Congress and TDP, which quit the central government last week but remains part of the ruling NDA, were demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. If this is the way MPs are behaving, I will adjourn the House.

The BJP Parliamentary Party held its meeting on Tuesday morning, which was attended among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP chief Amit Shah and its patriarch Lal Krishna Advani, among others. "It appears that even the Budget will be passed without any discussion, ' he said. Congress doesn't have democracy in their genes".

"It seems (Congress leaders) Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi don't believe in democracy".

"We will wait to see whether the opposition decides against or for undertaking legislative business in Parliament".

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He requested all other parties to let Parliament function and discuss burning issues in a cordial and constructive manner.

"Mr Salim said the National Democratic Alliance government and its "estranged and potential" allies had created such a situation that discussions and debate were not taking place in Parliament on crucial issues, including price rise, farmers" distress, economic situation and allocations for the key ministries.

Soon after this, AIADMK members surged into the well of the House forcing its adjournment till 2 PM.

"Therefore, we the opposition party members would like to express our strong protest and demand immediate intervention from you to protect the rights of the Parliament Members", it said.

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