Dua said the government has to be “more responsive” to the Opposition and the Opposition “more responsible”.
The time spent on legislative business in the Rajya Sabha in this session was 0.1 hours.
Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Kurien said he could not conduct businesss amidst the protests and adourned the House till Wednesday
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was upset about not being allowed to speak by unruly Congress members sloganeering in the well.
As unrelenting Congress members continued to raise slogans, Kurien adjourned the House till 1200 hours.
Jaitley argued that ‘if such comments were to be interpreted as a breach of privilege, free speech would be endangered.’
Congress members, who were already in the Well, raised slogans that government’s “dictatorship” will not be allowed.
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The disruption began soon after the House assembled at 11 am and an obituary reference was made for former member Sarada Mohanty.
In Rajya Sabha, Chairman Hamid Ansari said, “since the funeral of former President A P J Abdul Kalam is in progress” at Rameswaram.
Participants on general news channels behave like grizzlies with high blood pressure. Business channels are an oasis of calm.
Both the Left parties and AIADMK have demanded that states should be empowered to levy higher taxes on tobacco and tobacco products while petroleum and products should be kept out.
Select committee also makes a case for lower GST rate for the banking industry to maintain the competitiveness of the industry globally
One of the criticisms of the proposed amendment is that it could, in one stroke, legalise the illegal detention of thousands of underage children by policemen across the country.
Rajya Sabha saw repeated adjournments with opposition members creating uproar, including by trooping into the Well of the House.