The ‘indecent behavior’ of our honorables in Parliament has been seen many times in the recent past. On Tuesday, something happened again in the Rajya Sabha which embarrassed the country. During this, the leaders of the opposition party reached the Well, creating a ruckus against the agricultural laws. Then climbed the desk and threw the rule book towards the seat. The proceedings of the Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day when the water rose to the top of the head.
When the discussion on farmers’ issues was to begin in the House, Bajwa was seen throwing an official file towards the podium, climbing on the officials’ table during protests by the opposition members.
He said, ‘I have no regrets. If the government doesn’t give us a chance to discuss the three anti-black agriculture laws, I will do it again 100 times. Bajwa said, ‘I will be happy if the government punishes me for highlighting the farmers’ issues and demanding repeal of the anti-farmer laws. Being the son of a farmer, I stand with the farmers and their issues.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O’Brien also tweeted a video of the protesting MPs. He wrote, ‘Repeated today September 2020 in Rajya Sabha. All the opposition parties gave a call against the hoaxes of the government. Farmers protest on the streets, MPs inside Parliament. The government is running away from the discussion on Pegasus. The government is running away from repealing agricultural laws.
Why was there so much commotion?
The proceedings of the Rajya Sabha began at 2 o’clock after the meal. Chairman Bhubaneshwar Kalita appealed to start a brief discussion on the problems related to agriculture. It is said that the calling attention motion on the issue of agricultural laws was turned into a short-lived discussion going against the rules. Due to this the MPs of the opposition party got angry. After several uproar, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day. The BJP termed the behavior of the opposition MPs as unfortunate.
What do the ruling party and the opposition have to say?
Words like ‘session’s going to dust’ have been used over and over again in recent years. However, the kind of ruckus that is continuing in the current monsoon season may not have been seen in the last few years. The opposition is not allowing Parliament to function on Pegasus, agricultural laws and some other issues. He says that the government is running away from the discussion. At the same time, the government says, it is ready to discuss every issue.
hours have been wasted
The fourth week of the monsoon session of Parliament began on Monday. Eight bills were passed in the Rajya Sabha in the third week of the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament. Since the commencement of the Monsoon session on July 19, the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha have been disrupted continuously. Opposition members are creating a ruckus over the Pegasus espionage scandal and demanding discussion on various issues related to farmers.
Officials said that a total of 17 hours 44 minutes work has been done in the House during the last three weeks. Of these, four hours 49 minutes were spent on government bills, three hours 19 minutes were spent in the Question Hour and four hours and 37 minutes were spent on the issues related to Kovid-19. According to the data, 60 hours 28 minutes were wasted due to the ruckus in the time of 78 hours 30 minutes from the start of the monsoon session.
According to the data of the Research Department of the Rajya Sabha, the productivity of the House increased to 24.2 percent in the third week. The productivity was 13.70 per cent in the second week of the session. At the same time, the productivity of the Upper House was the highest at 32.20 per cent in the first week of the session. The Rajya Sabha official said that in the first three weeks of the monsoon session, the total productivity of the Rajya Sabha was 22.60 percent.
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