Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

Work stalled in Parliament for fourth day

Work stalled in Parliament for fourth day

After the meeting, Ananth Kumar said, "The ball is in the Opposition's court because they never expected that we will accept (their demand) for a discussion with such transparency and such speed".

He said the ball is now in the opposition's court.

Kumar said the Congress never expected that the government will accept their notice so fast.

"I have spoken to all the members and asked them to cooperate".

Under Rule 193, a discussion on alleged systemic irregularities in banking sector over the years and its impact on Indian economy has been scheduled for today in the House.

Mahajan said she hoped the house will see order in the coming week.

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While opposition Congress and Trinamool Congress were up in arms against the government over the Rs 12,700 crore fraud at the country's second largest PSU lender PNB, Andhra Pradesh parties - TDP and YSR Congress - continued to press for special status to be granted to the state. Some of the placards had the demand for constituting the Board on one side and a picture of iconic Dravidian leader E.V. Ramasamy or Periyar on the other. Like others, he too was wearing a stole depicting his party's colour.

"Marathi is an old language and meets the criteria of a classical language", he said and sought a reply from Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The Lok Sabha Speaker was unsure whether the House proceedings would return to normal on Thursday, which is also the International Women's Day.

The lower house of parliament failed to transact any business during this entire week. 30 pm after the first adjournment, the agitating members could not be pacified even after repeated appeals by deputy chairman P J Kurien.

But soon after the hour-long discussion on women's issues, several member trooped into the Well carrying placards and raising slogans, forcing Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the House till 2pm. However, minister of state for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha was present. The bill has already been passed by the Rajya Sabha and is pending approval of the Lok Sabha.

The Budget session will conclude on April 6.

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