RS adjourned for the day as Oppn inflation protests continue

Kharge and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from Congress, and Kanimozhi Karunanidhi from DMK joined the protest.

Opposition parties marched in both houses of parliament on Tuesday to push for urgent talks on issues including rising prices, the GST and the Agnipath scheme, disrupting debates for the second consecutive day of the session. monsoon.

Outside parliament, the government and the opposition accuse each other of shying away from debate on the crucial issues facing the country. Congressman Jairman Ramesh alleged the government was acting ‘stubborn’ but Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan hit back, saying opposition parties were creating a ‘ruckus’ as they do not want any meaningful debate in the Parliament and only want to blame the government outside of the House.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the government on the issues of rising prices, rising GST rates and depreciation of the rupee and alleged it was ‘unparliamentary’ on the part of of the Prime Minister not to answer questions and to “run away from a discussion”. in Parliament. Although the two houses could not deal with significant business, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar proposed the Bill to Amend the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems Bill (Prohibition of Activities illegal), 2022, amid the din.

The minister said there was a need to amend the Weapons of Mass Destruction Act 2005 to enact legal provisions relating to financing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. As soon as the Lok Sabha met at 11 a.m., opposition members from Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC), DMK and others gathered in the House shaft with placards against the imposition of GST on some new items and launched slogans against the Modi government over the issue of price hikes.

The placards read among other things Gabbar Singh counterattack. The opposition has called the GST the “Gabbar Singh Tax,” claiming it has dealt a cruel blow to merchants and consumers. Speaker Om Birla called on opposition members to return to their seats and said carrying placards inside the chamber was against parliamentary rules.

You carry a rule book but don’t follow the rules. The rules forbid carrying signs here, but you carry them. You raise farmers’ issues outside the House, but not inside. You raise the issue of rising prices outside the House, but not inside. In the last session, you did not participate in the debate on rising prices. This is not good, says Birla.

When the opposition members ignored the Speaker’s appeal, the Speaker adjourned the House until 2:00 p.m. after approximately 15 minutes of deliberation. As soon as the House reconvened at 2 p.m., opposition MPs again invaded the well. After the papers were placed on the table by the members, Kirit Premjibhai Solanki, who was in the chair, adjourned the House for the day.

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