With one day left, Parliament's Winter session on verge of washout
Dec 17 2016
Rajya Sabha chairman Mohammad Hamid said all sections of the House need to introspect on the distinction between dissent, disruption and agitation.
"It is important that we understand the pain of the Advani ji". However, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan conducted the question hour.
As the house met, opposition members were on their feet while members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waved a newspaper clipping and also raised their voices.
Two more Bills namely the Appropriation Bill, 2016 and the Appropriation Bill, 2016 were passed by Lok Sabha and transmitted to Rajya Sabha for its recommendation, have not been returned to Lok Sabha within the period of fourteen days from the date of their receipt in Rajya Sabha.
"I am not being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha (lower parliament house) so I am speaking in the Jan Sabha (people's gathering)", he tweeted earlier this month. "But the Congress demanded discussion under adjournment motion, which was not acceptable", Kumar said.
"We are ready to discuss without any conditions", TMC chief whip Sudip Bandopadhyay said.
In the Lok Sabha, the members were not allowed to complete their speech on the issue by the agitated opposition. They were countered vociferously by members of the ruling side on several occasions, including by shouting counter slogans.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar launched a scathing attack on the Opposition, accusing it of scuttling debate from the day the session began on November 16.
Union ministers too interjected as Azad rose to speak with I&B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu wanting to know what he wanted to say and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi saying the members of the ruling side want a discussion on the corruption issue.
The Opposition, led by Congress, said demonetisation along with vagaries of weather had hit the farmers and demanded farm loan waiver to give relief to them.
In Lok Sabha, one Short Duration Discussion under Rule 193 was initiated on "Demonetisation of currency notes to weed out black money" by AP Jithender Reddy, a Telangana Rashtra Samithi MP, on 5 December and the same could not be concluded.
When Mirror sought Advani's comments on issues outside Parliament, he refused to comment. He was heard remarking that even today, talks should be held with the opposition, especially Congress, on ensuring a smooth debate tomorrow.
Members from Opposition and Treasury benches resorted to high decibel sloganeering soon after the House condoled the death of two former members.