Opposition could even demand that PM Modi be present in both Houses at same time: Prakash Javadekar

The government is under fire from the Opposition for allegedly passing the Income Tax Amendment Bill without having a discussion on the floor of the House.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 2, 2016 4:49 pm
demonetisation, currency crisis, parliament, prakash javadekar, congress, narendra modi, lok sabha, rajya sabha Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. (PTI Photo)

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar took a swipe at the Opposition for making ludicrous demands and not allowing the Parliament to function. Alleging that the Opposition comes up with new demands every day, Javadekar was quoted saying by news agency ANI, “They could even come up now with the demand that PM be present in both Houses at the  same time.”

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Javadekar’s comments come as the ruling party is under fire from the Opposition for allegedly passing the Income Tax Amendment Bill without having a discussion on the floor of the House. On Thursday, sixteen parties including the Congress placed their objections before President Pranab Mukherjee over the passing of the bill. “We (opposition delegation) gave the President a memorandum. The Bill was passed without any discussion, this is not the way to run the Parliamentary business. Voice of the opposition was stifled in Parliament,” Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had said.

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The winter session of Parliament, that began on November 16, has not been able to make much headway in legislative business as the BJP and the opposition parties have sparred on the government’s decision to demonetise high-value currency notes. The opposition has demanded a statement from prime minister Narendra Modi on the issue of demonetisation and a debate followed by a vote. While the government has shown willingness to engage in the debate, so far the prime minister has not spoken in either House.

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  1. V
    Dec 2, 2016 at 8:15 am
    Pappu would even say that
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      Raju Menon
      Dec 2, 2016 at 3:56 pm
      Opposition leaders are looking jjokers without trying.
      1. S
        Dec 2, 2016 at 6:08 am
        We don't have a strong opposition today. And we have a bunch of fools like Javadekar, Parrikar, Venkaiah, Amit Shah surrounding a I-KNOW-ALL megalomaniac. GOD Save India.
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        Parth Garg
        Dec 2, 2016 at 9:35 am
        The PM can do the feat. He is atonce in a foreign country and still he is very much within India.
        1. R
          Dec 2, 2016 at 10:58 am
          Really ???? BJP tactics as usual - make allegations without substantiation
          1. R
            Dec 2, 2016 at 6:18 am
            You missed out anothe big I KNOWALL - Jaitley
            1. S
              Dec 2, 2016 at 7:43 am
              Do you think Rahul, Lalu, Mamta, Sonia, Manmohan are very intelligent persons and can solve the problems of India,
              1. A
                AS SASTRY
                Dec 2, 2016 at 6:36 am
                these people are better that Lallu Yadav, Kejriwal, Rahul etc
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