Speaker refuses to adjourn LS, can 40 members take the house to ransom is Venkaiah's query

A resolute Sumitra Mahajan warns protesting members

GN Bureau | July 31, 2015



After failing to bring an acceptable solution to run the house even after holding all-party meetings, a determined speaker Sumitra Mahajan continued the proceedings amidst bedlam on Friday. She also warned the protesting members of action.

As it has been happening since last week, the house assembled on Friday morning. Immediately, noisy protests by the opposition members over Lalit Modi controversy and other issues resumed. However, instead of adjourning the proceedings, the speaker took up the day’s agenda.

The speaker gave enough indication early in the day about her determination to conduct the proceedings as she rejected a number of notices for adjournment relating to various subjects including abolition of death penalty and money laundering activities.

The question hour saw over 40 opposition members, including those from the Congress and Left, in the well of the house shouting slogans and holding placards on Lalit Modi controversy and corruption issues. TRS members were also on the aisles with placards demanding a separate high court for Telangana.

Mahajan repeatedly requested the protesting opposition members to put down the placards as it was against the rules. When the members paid little heed to the request, the speaker warned them that she would be forced to name the members.

“I am not going to adjourn the House today,” she said.

“You have to put down the placards now… You are taking away the rights of more than 300 members,” she said. Similarly, parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu wondered whether “parliament is helpless and can 40 members take the House to ransom?”

“We cannot allow this (protests)… This is a tamasha, a fraud played on the democracy of the country.” he said. Naidu read out rules of conduct in the house and urged the speaker to take the matter seriously.

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