Opposition says govt trying to bulldoze finance bill without discussion


Within minutes after it met, members from various parties trooped near the Speaker's podium, raising slogans on different issues, including the banking irregularities.

While the Congress and the Trinamool Congress raised the issue of Rs 12,700 crore fraud in Punjab National Bank, the TRS sought increased reservation quota and AIADMK wanted the government to set up Cauvery management board.

The Speaker hardly called for taking up of listed questions, members from Andhra Pradesh belonging to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress Party entered into the well carrying placards demanding Special Category status for Andhra Pradesh.

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As the bedlam continued, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings for the day after the tabling of reports of various standing committees.

The lower house has not transacted any major business, except introduction of two bills on Monday and routine laying of papers since the post-break part of the Budget Session that started on March 5.

"We have included all important issues in list of business". Stating that the Chair is willing to allow discussion effectively as per rules and traditions, Mr Naidu again appealed to them to put an end to the stalling of proceedings.

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Talking to reporters after the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar hit out at Congress for the parliament impasse.

The Rajya Sabha proceedings were also washed out for the seventh day as protests by members including those from NDA allies continued on similar issues. They said this was the government's "unilateral move to bulldoze all the financial business without discussing them on the floor of the House".

Soon after this, the House was adjourned.

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"Therefore, we the opposition party members would like to express our strong protest and demand immediate intervention from you to protect the rights of the Parliament Members", it said. "Even the Prime Minister has remained silent", he said and added the government is defaming the opposition by blaming them for adjournments.