Lok Sabha will begin functioning smoothly in a day or two: Speaker
Amid the continuing impasse in Parliament over demonetisation, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday expressed hope that the House will resume functioning smoothly in a "day or two" as the government as well as the opposition parties want discussions to take place.
"I am trying. I am repeatedly requesting as well. I hope that it (Parliament) will function. When both the parties, the ruling party and the opposition, are ready for discussion, both want discussion, under which rule it has to be done, that has to be discussed. I think in the next one or two days, it will start (functioning)," she said.
Both Houses of Parliament have witnessed minimal work after the winter session began on November 16 after a united opposition continued to disrupt proceedings over hardships caused to the people due to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.