Parliament Monsoon Session: TMC, NCP accept the condition of the government, Congress silent, the issue is stuck on the suspension withdrawal of MPs
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters in the Parliament House complex, ‘We have been saying that the government is ready to discuss inflation and today Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has resumed business after recovering from Kovid.’He said. That if the opposition wants, they can start the discussion from today itself. Asked about the suspension of the MPs, the minister said, “If they apologise and assure that they will not bring placards in the House again, the Asan can revoke their suspension.”
TMC and NCP gave assurance but no one was present from Congress
BSP MP Maluk Nagar told in a debate program on a private news channel that TMC, on behalf of their party MPs, NCP MP Supriya Sule and TMC leader demanded the Speaker to withdraw the suspension of the MPs. On this, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that if the leaders of the Parliamentary Party of the opposition parties give an assurance on behalf of their respective parties that their MPs will not create a ruckus in the House, then their suspension can be revoked and discussion should be held as per their demand. can. Supriya Sule and TMC leader gave assurance on this, but there was no reply from Congress side in the house.
Opposition leaders meet Naidu on the suspension issue of MPs
Leaders of various opposition parties on Wednesday met Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and demanded withdrawal of suspension of 20 members. However, Naidu made it clear that the suspension would be withdrawn only if the suspended members expressed regret for their misbehavior. According to information received from sources, 10 leaders of opposition parties met Naidu in his chamber and raised the issue and also put forward their demand for a discussion on the issue of inflation.
‘Please tell in advance the date fixed for discussion on the issue of inflation’
Opposition leaders said that the number of suspended members is high, so their suspension should be withdrawn so that there is sufficient presence of the members in the House. He also suggested to the Chairman that the date for discussion on the issue of inflation should be informed to him in advance. Sources said that during the meeting with the Chairman, some members said that it would be appropriate to withdraw the suspension without any condition.
Inflation may be discussed next week- Government
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Leader of the House Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan were also present during the meeting. Sources said the issue of inflation could be discussed in the Upper House next week. He said that during one of Naidu’s meetings with the leaders of the opposition and the leaders of the ruling party, a broad consensus was reached to have a discussion on inflation. The Union ministers who attended the meeting told that the government has already said on several occasions that it is ready for discussion and it can be discussed once Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recovers. He told that Sitharaman is healthy and she also reached her office today. He said that the date of discussion on the issue of inflation in both the houses of Parliament would be decided after consultation with the Speaker.