Unrelenting Opposition forced LS adjournment till Monday
NEW DELHI: It was a
complete washout of Lok Sabha proceedings in the first week of the Monsoon
session, as the Opposition remained unrelenting on its demand for the
resignation of Union Minister Sushma Swaraj and chief ministers of Rajasthan
and Madhya Pradesh.
The House was adjourned
till Monday, minutes after it assembled this morning. No business has been
transacted since the session began on July 21, witnessing adjournments after
adjournments over the opposition uproar.
Even the papers listed
for the day were not tabled, as this is scheduled for noon every day. Two bills
— the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill and the Scheduled Castes and the
Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, were also listed
today for consideration and passage.
As soon as the House
met, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced she had disallowed notices of
adjournment motion moved by the Congress and the Left leaders on Lalit Modi
controversy, Vyapam scam and other issues.
As soon as she took up
the Question Hour, Congress members, wearing black bands on their arms, rushed
to the Well shouting slogans and holding placards they have been displaying for
the past three days accusing the Prime Minister of being “voiceless” while
scams were taking place in his regime.
TRS members were
separately raising the demand for a separate High Court in Telangana.
“You don’t want to
raise issues…you don’t want to take part in the proceedings,” the Speaker
remarked and adjourned the House for the day within five minutes after it
Some BJP members rose
to object to the Congress members coming into the Well and blocking their view.
The Speaker often
continues with the proceedings despite vociferous protests by the Opposition.
But this is perhaps for the first time in the recent past that she adjourned
the House for the day soon after it met. (With inputs from agencies)