NEW DELHI: Despite the logjam in the Lok Sabha, the business advisory committee of the house had decided to bring three legislations for discussion, while taking up two issues for debate as proposed by the government.
However, the proceedings of the committee were marred by walkouts by the Congress and NCP MPs as government pushed foward its agenda in wake of continued protests.
The opposition members like Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia and P Karunakaran of CPM said that no one from the government had reached out to them to resolve the stalemate. Government said their demand was valid and they would reach out to them.
Three bills to be taken for discussion in Lok Sabha includes: prevention of atrocities against SCs/STs; repealing of obsolete laws; Negotiable Instruments Act. Time has been allotted for discussion and passing of these bills. The BAC also decided to take up discussion on topics: millennium development goals and unorganised sector.
However, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Tariq Anwar (NCP) left the meeting as their pleas that the business should be decided only after the deadlock in the House is resolved. However, Speaker and government refused to agree saying there was no deadlock as the government wanted the house to function.
Saugata Roy (TMC) P Karunakaran and the BJD representative also supported the stand of Scindia and Anwar. The contention of Scindia and Anwar was that deciding any timetable for the business for the week ahead would be an infructuous exercise given the fact that the House is witnessing a stalemate over the Lalit Modi issue.