When Lalu became Prime Minister!

In a a mock session in Parliament,Gopinath Munde became the Speaker and Prasad posed as the PM.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: August 20, 2010 5:47:43 pm

Lalu Prasad was the Prime Minister and Gopinath Munde was the Speaker.

This was the scene in the Lok Sabha after it was adjourned for the day in view of uproar created by members over salary hike demand and protest of passage of Indian Medical council Bill without discussion.

As soon as Deputy Speaker Karia Munda adjourned the House,members from RJD,SP,BJP staged a dharna inside the well.

Later they staged a mock session in which Munde,Deputy Leader of BJP,became the Speaker and RJD chief Prasad posed as the Prime Minister.

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was given the task of ensuring smooth functioning of the mock session.

During the mock session,which was participated around 70 MPs,debates were held including on the Medical Council Bill.

During the debate,Maneka Gandhi (BJP) spoke. After some time,she was asked by Speaker Munde to wind up her speech because of paucity of time.

Prasad told reporters: I was elected Prime Minister for today. We will see what is to be done tomorrow. I heard the views of the ‘House’ and the people’s government decided to reject outright the bills cleared today.

There was no Leader of the Opposition (in the mock session) as it was a national government,said the former Bihar chief minister,who has always nurtured the ambition of becoming prime minister.

The RJD chief,while giving details of the deliberations of the mock session,said the members of the new government will meet again tomorrow at 1000 hours and discuss the salary and other bills.

Prasad said the peoples government was formed as the government was acting in an undemocratic and unconstitutional manner by clearing two important bills without debate and not accepting the demands of the members.

Besides the Medical Council Bill,the House approved amendments made by the Trade Marks (Amendment) bill was passed by voice.

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