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Oppn parties seek Speaker's intervention

Oppn parties seek Speaker's intervention

 Mar 13, 2018

Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, on Tuesday alleged that the Government was 'bulldozing' the agenda without any discussion in Parliament which has witnessed the post-recess Budget session getting washed out for the past one week. 

Addressing a news conference here, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and Lok Sabha member Mohammad Salim said the opposition parties had written to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, lodging their protest and seeking her intervention to allow the House function in a normal manner. 

The CPI(M) leader asserted that Government was not coming forward to resolve the stalemate and allow Parliament to function smoothly. Members, he said, were agitating and demanding discussion in the House on the recent financial fraud and had also given notice for an adjournment motion but Government had not initiated any move to discuss the issue. 

Salim said the National Democratic Alliance government and its 'estranged and potential' allies had created such a situation that discussions and debate were not taking place in Parliament on crucial issues, including price rise, farmers' distress, economic situation and allocations for the key ministries. 'It appears that even the Budget will be passed without any discussion,' he said. 

Jitendra Choudhury, Lok Sabha member from Tripura East, alleged that since the Bharatiya Janata Party-Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura government assumed office in the erstwhile Left citadel after winning the assembly polls, a reign of loot and violence had been let loose on business establishments and people in general. 'In the past five days as many as 731 people have been attacked, 436 business establishments gutted, and 1,700 houses looted and ransacked. Nearly 34 rubber plantations have been destroyed and extortion has also been taking place,' he alleged, adding that even top BJP leaders had failed to issue an appeal to maintain peace and tranquility in Tripura. (UNI)

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