The Lok Sabha on Monday was adjourned as the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s MP Pappu Yadav misbehaved with the Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and threw papers at the chair. The incident happened when the House reassembled at 3 PM after repeated disruptions in the morning session, with the Congress accusing the government of indirectly supporting the conversions.
RJD MP said, “I didn’t throw papers at the Deputy Speaker, if I had then would apologise, but I didn’t. Democracy is in danger, just look at what VHP and Bajrang dal are doing.”
The Congress later staged a walkout after the Prime Minister refused to make a statement on religious conversions spearheaded by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The government stated that the statements of Union ministers was sufficient and appealed to the Opposition to allow the House to function to pass crucial bills.
Earlier in the day, Rajya Sabha too was adjourned for the day amid bedlam over the black money issue and opposition demanding the government to fulfil its poll promises.
Meanwhile the Opposition continues to demand Prime Minister Modi’s statement on the conversion issue but so far the government hasn’t given in. In the midst of this logjam, both the insurance and the Goods and Services Tax bills are listed for discussion in Rajya Sabha on Monday.
The government is facing a hard time in Parliament with the Janata Parivar led by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav hitting out at them over black money issue.
Mulayam along with other SP leaders staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha protesting against the government over the black money issue. The anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faction which includes the Janata Dal United (JDU), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) also held a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday.
The winter session is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday.