Parliament stalemate continues, government, Opposition trade charges

Need to connect electoral politics with development Mahajan

The opposition on Tuesday complained to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the Narendra Modi government was trying to bulldoze the entire financial business without a discussion on it and was "hell bent" on passing the Finance Bill "without proper scrutiny".

In their letter to the Speaker, Opposition parties said they have demanded for the past week a discussion on the Punjab National Bank fraud, but the government has not "come forward to settle the issue for the smooth functioning of the House".

The AIADMK meanwhile, has demanded a board for the management of the Cauvery river water.

Both Question Hour and Zero Hour could not be taken up as scores of members from the TDP, Congress, AIADMK, TRS and Trinamool Congress trooped into the well. After it reconvened, the House was adjourned for the day again.

The government has so far failed to bring in any legislation in parliament in the budget session, which resumed on Mar 5, due to the repeated disruptions by the opposition parties. As the bedlam continued, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings for the day after the tabling of the listed papers.

Not just the Lok Sabha, but the Rajya Sabha also couldn't transact any business.

Party members and YSR Congress Members sought Special Category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Mr Naidu said the disturbances in the House shows Parliament in a poor light.

Similar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha. If this is the way MPs are behaving, I will adjourn the House. "It appears that even the Budget will be passed without any discussion, ' he said".

"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.

After both the houses were adjourned early on the day, Congress hit back at BJP.



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