TMC flays govt over disruptions in Parl
New Delhi: Even as the second part of Parliament's budget session ended without any substantial business being transacted on Friday owing to repeated disruptions over the weeks, opposition Trinamool Congress blamed the ruling BJP government for not
bringing up important issues and discussing them in Parliament.
TMC's Rajya Sabha leader Derek O'brien, speaking outside the Parliament house on Friday, said that after GST, now this is GSD – government-sponsored disruption.
The party also said the government had been failed to run the house which wasted a huge amount of money also. "Since the first day, TMC has been protested outside the Parliament and gave notice inside to discuss over important issues like farmers' distress, bank scam, Finance Bill, Dalit atrocities, Air India disinvestment, special category status for Andhra Pradesh, and establishment of the Cauvery Management Board. But the government has never allowed them to discuss," a senior TMC leader said.
Lashing out at the government for not allowing the opposition voice to be heard in Parliament, Derek O'Brien further said, "The Government's failed attempt led the opposition parties to demonstrate such issues outside the Parliament again and again," Derek O'Brien said.
TMC also accused the Modi government of instigating the AIADMK to disrupt proceedings. "They put forward the AIADMK. Not a single political party other than the AIADMK went to the well of the House. Unless the government addresses issues like the special status for Andhra Pradesh, Cauvery issue or Dalit atrocities or bank scams within the next two months, it would not go well for the monsoon session," the Rajya Sabha MP told reporters.
Calling 'jumla' and ridiculing the decision of the BJP members of not taking the salary for 23 days of the session which ended on Friday, TMC Lok Sabha MP and former rail minister Dinesh Trivedi said by doing so the ruling party was only shirking off their responsibility.
"People don't come to Parliament for taking their salaries, they have their responsibility. It is like saying that if a guard does not do his duty and the house gets robbed and then the guard comes back and refuses to take his salary. You are adding insult to injury. This is the biggest insult one can think about that by not taking their salary. You have abdicated all your responsibilities," Trivedi said.
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