New Delhi:The no-trust motion moved by the erstwhile National Democratic Alliance partner, Telugu Desam Party, could not be taken up on Tuesday too as the House was adjourned for the day.
It is the twelfth day of the second leg of the Budget Session. But the Parliament has hardly seen any discussions in this sessions. Frequent disruptions have led to repeated adjournments.
Amid protests External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed both the Houses that the Indians who went missing in Iraq were all dead.
Of Statement, slogans, adjournment
The Lok Sabha reassembled at 12 noon. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj presented the statement she made in Rajya Sabha in the lower House too, but couldn’t make the full speech due to interruptions.
The House was clearly not in order. The AIADMK and TRS members trooped into the Well of the House while members from CPI(M), NCP, SP, among others were seen protesting from their seats.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says this is perhaps the first time in the history of Parliament that even such an important statement could not be made in the House. Has politics washed out all humanity and sensitivity, she asks.
AIMIM member Asaduddin Owaisi and a few CPI(M) members tried to pursue AIADMK and TRS members but in vain.
The Speaker says she received no-confidence motions from Y.V. Subba Reddy and Thota Narasimham but said she could’nt proceed if the House was not in order.
Rajya Sabha adjourned
On the death of missing Indians, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad begins to speak. “It is unfortunate that the persons are killed…” as he begins, he is interrupted by AIADMK members who raise slogans.
“We are interested in discussing all the issue,” Mr. Azad says and adds the House should function. Mr. Azad says the Opposition wants discussion on banking scam, Special Category Status, and Cauvery issue.
Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad says the issues were all started in UPA era. “We are ready for discussion,” he says.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vijay Goel says the government is ready for discussion on any issue.
But the AIADMK members refuse to go back to the seats. They continue their sloganeering.
- Both Houses adjourned for the day,
- Frequent disruptions have led to repeated,
- Sushma couldn’t make full speech due to interruptions,
- Sumitra Mahajan says this is perhaps the first time in the history of Parliament that even such an important statement could not be made in the House.