Published: Sat, December 17, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

He was heard telling Singh to speak to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to attempt to reach a consensus.

Members of both the opposition and treasury benches indulged in recrimination over demonetisation, corruption and other issues. He also warned members displaying some posters.

Both the Houses of Parliament have been adjourned sine die with the passage of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016. "Major issues are pending in parliament and no conclusion has been found out as yet", said JD (U) Rajeev Ranjan. This led to furious Congress members again storming the Well raising slogans denouncing the Modi government. "I have nothing to say", he said. He said the farmers are unable to sow seeds or sell their produce following the cash crunch post-demonetisation. The Speaker asked TRS MP Jithender Reddy who had initiated the discussion on December 7 instead of starting the discussion afresh as demanded by Opposition. The presiding officers of both Houses registered their unhappiness over the frequent disruptions.

We hoped the same pace would be maintained in the Lok Sabha.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar launched a scathing attack on the Opposition, accusing it of scuttling debate from the day the session began on November 16. The whole concentration of the Opposition was on demonetsation. He was heard remarking that even today, talks should be held with the opposition, especially Congress, on ensuring a smooth debate tomorrow. He said there should also be a discussion on the VVIP copter scam.

Rajya Sabha went through an incomplete debate on demonetisation the first day of the session before a deadlock set in over the demand for the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the entire discussion.

Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay said, "There is one more day left before the end of the session".

The reality is, however, opposite when the proceedings are not running as per the expectations, she said.

BJP patriarch L K Advani expressed despair - for the second time in last seven days - at repeated disruptions in Parliament.

When Mirror sought Advani's comments on issues outside Parliament, he refused to comment.

The two Houses hardly transacted any legislative business.

Seeking to counter them, members from the Treasury benches were on their feet waving copies of a newspaper on reports that some people in the erstwhile UPA regime allegedly received money in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal.

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