Last Update: April 06, 2023, 1:30 pm IST
The budget session of the Lok Sabha ended on Thursday with Speaker Om Birla announcing that the House has been adjourned (indefinitely) as opposition MPs voiced their opposition to a JPC probe into the Adani issue. had continued
The protest started as soon as the proceedings of the House began and the proceedings were adjourned in six minutes.
Shouting slogans and carrying placards, opposition members from the Congress and the DMK came to the Well demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the allegations of fraud against the Adani group. “You have lowered the dignity of the House. This behavior is not good for the parliamentary system and the country,” the speaker told the opposition MPs.
“This House is always meant for high level of debate and discussion. But you systematically disrupt the proceedings which is not good.
He said that such behavior is against the parliamentary system and is not good for the House or the country.
“The dignity of the House has to be maintained… The House is meant for debate and discussion. I always give you enough chances to speak.
The Congress and DMK MPs, mostly dressed in black, ignored the pleas of the speaker and continued their protest.
After completing his traditional closing speech, Birla announced the adjournment of the House sine die.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi And many ministers including Defense Minister Rajnath Singh were present in the house. Most of the BJP members wore saffron scarves on the occasion of the party’s foundation day.
A few minutes before the commencement of the House, the Prime Minister entered the House and walked towards his front row seat.
As he entered, BJP members raised ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and some other slogans.
The Speaker said in his speech that the House began on January 31 and President Draupadi Murmu gave his address to the joint sitting on that day.
He said that the motion of thanks to the President for his address was debated for over 13 hours and 143 MPs participated in it. The Prime Minister replied to the debate.
Birla said the budget was presented on February 1 and the budget was debated for over 14 hours, in which 145 MPs participated and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave her reply.
The Lok Sabha has not been functioning properly since the commencement of the second part of the budget session on March 13 due to protests by the opposition and the ruling party.
While the opposition is firm on its demand for a JPC, the ruling party is demanding an apology from the Congress leader. Rahul Gandhi Commenting on the attack in London for their democracy.
Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from the House during the session after he was held guilty of criminal defamation by a Gujarat court.
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