With only four more sessions left in the winter session of Parliament, opposition parties continues to derail proceedings in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying, “Modiji should so ghar vapasi (home coming) to Lok Sabha. We have rarely seen him in Lok Sabha this session. This is not resonable. Jawaharlal Nehru had a bigger majority but he came to Parliament every single day. One most respect democracy. Modiji ghar vaapis aayein (Modiji, come back home).
Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha were adamant on their demand that PM Modi must be present when the Upper House takes up a discussion on Agra conversion row and make a statement on the issue. The House was adjourned repeatedly as MPs stuck to their demand even after Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh will respond to questions.
Amid sloganeering and Opposition MPs trooping into the well, Deputy Chairman Kurien was tried to conduct some business in the House. The Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014 has been introduced.
Opposition parties-led by the Congress stormed the well of the House forcing Rajya Sabha to be adjourned repeatedly. This might play spoiler to the government’s plans of introducing the Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi says we want the House to function, but adds that both the sides need to listen to each other.
CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said, “As opposition is concerned the discussion so far can’t begin until the PM is here. We want to know if he will come. Am I an anarchist for demanding a simple thing. If the PM of the country instead of addressing from outside the House actually comes and be accountable according to the Constitution.”