Lok Sabha deadlock continues as TRS seeks justice

Day 6 Budget session Lok Sabha business washed out

Lok Sabha deadlock continues as TRS seeks justice

In the Lok Sabha, Telugu Desam Party, YSR Congress Party, the AIADMK, Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Congress and Trinamool Congress members entered the well of the House to demand discussion on, or protest about, diverse issues.

They alleged the government had "stagemanaged" Parliament deadlock to skirt a debate on Nirav Modi-PNB fraud and Rafale fighter jet deal and was "planning to bulldoze" the Finance Bill and Appropriation Bill without proper discussion.

However, when the House reassembled at noon, the protests continued and no legislative business could be carried out. Members from Telugu Desam Party, an ally of NDA and Y S R Congress party also trooped into the well demanding special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Last week, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha failed to transact any business.

Opposition protests, over a range of diverse issues, spilled over into the second week of the resumed Budget session of the Lok Sabha.

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The Rajya Sabha too saw several diruptions with the House being adjourned nearly immediately after the day began.

Naidu also disapproved of catcalls made by members of treasury benches when he called out the name of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram for laying of some papers.

If the government is trying to reach out to the opposition parties in any manner, they are neither talking about it nor is any move visible. Let the House function effectively. Since the legislation is a money bill, the Rajya Sabha, where the BJP lacks the numbers, has no power to hold it up and is obligated to return it to the Lok Sabha in two weeks. "If my motion is not accepted, principle of natural justice will be denied", Roy said. If this is the way MPs are behaving, I will adjourn the House. But Naidu said a discussion can be allowed under rule 176, which was not acceptable to the protestors.

Soon after this, the House was adjourned. "I don't agree with this.", he said before adjourning the proceedings for the day.

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