Oppn leaders meet RS Chairman, LS Speaker over house logjam

RSTV Bureau
File Photo of Parliament Housing Building in New Delhi.

File Photo of Parliament Housing Building in New Delhi.

As both the houses of Parliament grappled with disruptions on Wednesday, leaders of more than dozen opposition parties met Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Frequent disruptions have led to adjournments throughout the second leg of Budget session, which began 5th March and is slated to end this Friday.

The Congress party, however, said it would not mind if the session was extended by a day or two.

“We want to hold discussions on key issues of national importance and we also want to pass legislation. The government should take the lead in doing do. We are not averse even if the session is extended by a day or two,” said Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

As both houses of parliament were disrupted for the 20th day, opposition leaders, including from the Congress, BSP, SP, DMK, NCP, TMC and the Left parties, met to discuss the lack of debate, they said.

The opposition leaders also met Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to put forth their demand for a discussion on issues like the SC/ST Act, the CBSE paper leak and the PNB bank fraud.

Meanwhile, it was yet another day of protest in Lok Sabha leading to the wash out of its proceedings for the 20th straight day. Once again, the notices of no-confidence motion against the government could not be taken up due to the protest by AIADMK members on Cauvery issue.

(With inputs from PTI)