Parliament adjourned sine-die leaving food security and land bill pending
Moneylife Digital Team 08 May 2013

The only business that was transacted during the second phase of the Budget session was passage of the Finance Bill marking the completion of the Budgetary exercise and the Railway Budget without any discussion after walkout by the Opposition


The Budget session of Parliament was on Wednesday abruptly adjourned sine die with the second phase turning out to be a total washout amidst demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, law minister Ashwani Kumar and railway minister PK Bansal.

 

With the sudden curtailment of the session, key legislations like the National Food Security Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill could not be passed.

 

The government tried hard for passage of the Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha but opposition BJP stood ground saying it would facilitate its passage only if the Congress removed Bansal and Kumar.

 

The only business that was transacted was passage of the Finance Bill marking the completion of the Budgetary exercise and the Railway Budget without any discussion after walkout by the Opposition.

 

Opposition members led by the BJP today forced an adjournment of Parliament till noon over an alleged scam in top railway appointments, the coal block allocation issue and demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

 

Members of the BJP, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, SP and BSP trooped into the Well in both the Houses raising slogans on a host of issues ranging from corruption to alleged atrocities on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh.

 

With not much work done in the House, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar chose not to make her customary valedictory address.

 

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari made a terse comment on the functioning of the House saying the record of work done and not done in the second half of the Budget Session was in public domain and did not require any commentary.

 

He also put three questions including has the balance between deliberation, regulation and accountability totally been lost and have the members of this body assessed the impact of frequent disruptions.

 

The second phase of the session, which began on 22nd April, was adjourned sine die two days before its scheduled end.

Comments
PRABHAT
9 years ago
WHEN GOVT IS NOT ABLE TO MONITOR EARLIER SCHEMES LIKE MANREGA ETC,THEN WHY WANT TO WASTE MONEY FURTHER .
FIRSTLY , MANAGE EXISTING SCHEMES?
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