Lok Sabha stalemate continues, House adjourned for seventh day

New Delhi India Feb 01 2018 A view of Parliament during the Parliament Budget 2018-19 session at Parliament House in New Delhi India on Thursday

Lok Sabha stalemate continues, House adjourned for seventh day

The Lok Sabha could not take up Finance Bill 2018-19, Appropriation Bills and demands for grants with protests forcing a washout of the proceedings for the seventh consecutive day.

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. Last week, the TDP also had pulled out two Ministers from the Modi government to ventilate their grievances for not granting Special Category status to the "bifurcated" Andhra Pradesh.A question pertaining to the Ministry of Agriculture was taken up but as there was no improvement in the situation and nothing could be heard in the din, the chair adjourned the House till 12 noon. 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.

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. "We request all the parties to let the house function and hold constructive discussions", the Minister said.

Several opposition parities including, the Congress and the TMC raised the similar issue in Lok Sabha as well.

When the House met at 11 AM, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urged the members to allow the proceedings, but adjourned the proceedings the moment MPs from parties of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, TMC and Congress were on their feet. They will remain intact as per the Central government rules. Naidu said "people are being impatient and (protests) show Parliament in poor light". He said rule 169 of Rules of Procedures of Conduct of Rajya Sabha requires 15 conditions to be met to have such a discussion and his notice meets all of them. However, the members in the Well, including those from TDP and AIADMK, continued to raise slogans and displaying placards.

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