‘Public wants Parliament to work’: Birla asks oppn MPs to resort to discussions | Latest News India

On the third day of the monsoon session of Parliament, both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha failed to function in the morning and adjourned at 2 pm as opposition MPs vehemently protested inflation and price hikes. In the Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla urged them to participate in “debates”. “I want to say that the members involved in the declaration should participate in the debate. The public wants Parliament to work.

Minutes after the adjournment of both houses, the Congress shared a short video on Twitter in which MPs were seen shouting “GST vapas lo, vapas lo (withdraw GST)”.

The House is resounding with chants of ‘withdraw GST’. The party said that if the deaf government does not listen to this, the struggle will be carried out from the house to the road.

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Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge is also seen shouting slogans in the video.

Earlier today, Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani hit out at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s disruptions, saying he has always shown “disrespect for parliamentary proceedings”.

“A gentleman with an entire political history of disrespecting the parliamentary procedure is adamant to reduce the productivity of the Lok Sabha,” he said.

Irani said Gandhi had less than 40 per cent attendance in Parliament and described him as “politically unproductive”. “Today …(he) is dedicating himself to ensure that there is no debate in Parliament,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

On Tuesday — the second day of the monsoon session of Parliament — both houses were adjourned first at 2 pm and then for the day as opposition MPs raised slogans over inflation, price hike, GST hike and LPG price hike.

Gandhi was photographed at the protest site with Kharge, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary and Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi among others to protest against the issues. Opposition MPs were standing in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue holding placards.

Further, opposition MPs had brought placards inside the Lok Sabha, prompting Birla to adjourn for the first time, as per the recently released rule book, bringing placards, leaflets or pamphlets inside Parliament is prohibited.

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