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Prime Minister Modi did not speak at LS due to opposition protests: Minister | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unable to make a statement in Lok Sabha on plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence due to disruptions, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Wednesday, even as the two Houses They did not work due to protests from the opposition over rising fuel prices and farm laws.
Joshi said Modi wanted to make a statement in Lok Sabha about ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’, but was unable to do so due to interruptions. The prime minister will launch the program from Gujarat on March 12 and will also mark a 21-day ‘Dandi March’ from Sabarmati Ashram. “The prime minister wants to make a statement in the House but there is no consensus, although the president has given permission.
As long as there is consensus in the House, the prime minister will make a statement, ”Joshi said at Lok Sabha.
Government sources previously said that President Om Birla had chaired a meeting of floor leaders to end the jam and opposition parties banning Congress were willing. “The Congress party continued with disruptive tactics. They were asked for the second time to allow a peaceful process for just five minutes so that the prime minister could give a statement. They did not give in, ”said a source.
The opposition protests continued for the third day in a row even as Lok Sabha answered a few questions during question hour and passed a bill amid the uproar, and also heard members’ concerns over the deaths of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, MP Mohan Delkar.
In raising Delkar’s suicide, members demanded action against the Dadra and Nagar Haveli bureaucrats, claiming they forced the MP to take an extreme step.
Lok Sabha tried to accept the demand for railway subsidies in the second half, but BJP MP Ramkripal Yadav’s speech was marred by protests and the Chamber was suspended until Monday.
The story was the same in Rajya Sabha with the opposition parties demanding the repeal of the three agricultural laws and the interruption of the procedures, leading President M Venkaiah Naidu to say that the “interruptions” do not help the cause of the farmers. farmers, but “discussions yes”. Rejecting the demand for a discussion on agricultural laws, he said the Chamber had a detailed discussion on the issue in February and there would be ample opportunities during the work of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Times of India