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Lok Sabha deadlock continues as TRS seeks justice

Lok Sabha deadlock continues as TRS seeks justice

YSR Congress leader Vaivi Subbareddy introduced an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha to discuss the Andhra Pradesh row, and Jan Adhikar Party leader Pappu Yadav introduced the motion in the Lower House to discuss the alleged leak of a question paper for an exam the Staff Selection Commission conducted in February.

The government had listed the Finance Bill, Appropriation Bills and a vote on all the outstanding demands for grants in respect of the Budget 2018-19, called "Guillotining" in parliamentary parlance, in the revised list of business of the Lok Sabha for Tuesday. However, the members in the Well, including those from TDP and AIADMK, continued to raise slogans and displaying placards. Soon after it assembled, the Upper House was adjourned till 2 PM as noisy protests continued, with the Trinamool Congress and other parties insisting that a discussion on the bank scam be held under rules that entail voting.

The crucial Finance Bill for 2018-19 could not be taken up in the Lok Sabha today as unabated noisy protests took toll of the proceedings in both Houses of Parliament for the seventh consecutive day. They speak outside on democracy but don't practice it in Parliament.

"It seems (Congress leaders) Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi don't believe in democracy. Congress doesn't have democracy in their genes". We have also issued a three-line whip to all our MPs.

After both the houses were adjourned early on the day, Congress hit back at BJP.

He said they have been wanting to take up the issue through an adjournment motion since the Parliament began and despite giving daily notice and meeting the Speaker, the government has been rejecting it as it wants to keep it away from public eye.

The Lok Sabha had been witnessing similar scenes since March 5 with parties raising a host of issues such as PNB fraud, special status for Andhra Pradesh, enhanced quota for Telangana and constitution of the Cauvery river board to settle Tamil Nadu's water dispute with neighbours.

"It's the job of the Parliamentary Affairs Minister to run the House".

If the government is trying to reach out to the opposition parties in any manner, they are neither talking about it nor is any move visible.