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Govt promises PM will speak as Parl stalled for 8th day

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

For the 8th straight day, Opposition stalled over today, even as the government sought to break the logjam by promising that Prime Minister Modi will speak on the issue if a debate takes place.

Functioning of both the and the was disrupted, leading to their premature adjournment for the day.



saw three adjournments between 11 am and 2 pm, before the final adjournment for the day. was adjourned twice before being adjourned till tomorrow at 2.10 pm.

In the Lok Sabha, a number of Opposition leaders, including Mallikarjun Kharge (Cong), Sudip Bandhopadhyay (TMC) and Yadav (SP), pressed for acceptance of their demand for an Adjournment Motion and debate under a rule that entails voting. They also demanded presence of the Prime Minister during the debate.

In response, Home Minister said the Prime Minister will speak on if the Opposition wanted but the debate should take place, for which the rule will be decided by the Speaker.

Singh said it was clear that nobody was questioning the government's intentions over or imputing any malafide.

Even as he was speaking, opposition members trooped into the Well and shouted slogans.

Amid the din, Singh said the government is ready for a discussion and willing to listen to the complaints and suggestions different parties have over the execution of the move.

"As far as the Prime Minister coming to the House is concerned, if the Opposition wants he will come and intervene," Singh said, assuring the Opposition.

The decision regarding the rule under which the debate should take place is for the Speaker to make, he said.

He termed as a "historic, bold and pro- poor" decision taken to target black money and in national interest.

However, as the uproar continued, Speaker adjourned the House till 2 pm.

Earlier, Kharge said had harmed the economic system, the farmers, youths, labourers and women among others who are in distress.

The Congress leader said over 70 people have died due to the faulty implementation of decision.

He cited the incident of a Union Minister facing difficulty in paying hospital bills after his brother died and said it was an evidence of the extent of the crisis. He was referring to Sadanand Gowda who faced the problem.

"There is only one way to break this deadlock. The Prime Minister should come to the House and the opposition's adjournment motion should be accepted," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Functioning of both the and the was disrupted, leading to their premature adjournment for the day.

saw three adjournments between 11 am and 2 pm, before the final adjournment for the day. was adjourned twice before being adjourned till tomorrow at 2.10 pm.

In the Lok Sabha, a number of Opposition leaders, including Mallikarjun Kharge (Cong), Sudip Bandhopadhyay (TMC) and Yadav (SP), pressed for acceptance of their demand for an Adjournment Motion and debate under a rule that entails voting. They also demanded presence of the Prime Minister during the debate.

In response, Home Minister said the Prime Minister will speak on if the Opposition wanted but the debate should take place, for which the rule will be decided by the Speaker.

Singh said it was clear that nobody was questioning the government's intentions over or imputing any malafide.

Even as he was speaking, opposition members trooped into the Well and shouted slogans.

Amid the din, Singh said the government is ready for a discussion and willing to listen to the complaints and suggestions different parties have over the execution of the move.

"As far as the Prime Minister coming to the House is concerned, if the Opposition wants he will come and intervene," Singh said, assuring the Opposition.

The decision regarding the rule under which the debate should take place is for the Speaker to make, he said.

He termed as a "historic, bold and pro- poor" decision taken to target black money and in national interest.

However, as the uproar continued, Speaker adjourned the House till 2 pm.

Earlier, Kharge said had harmed the economic system, the farmers, youths, labourers and women among others who are in distress.

The Congress leader said over 70 people have died due to the faulty implementation of decision.

He cited the incident of a Union Minister facing difficulty in paying hospital bills after his brother died and said it was an evidence of the extent of the crisis. He was referring to Sadanand Gowda who faced the problem.

"There is only one way to break this deadlock. The Prime Minister should come to the House and the opposition's adjournment motion should be accepted," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Govt promises PM will speak as Parl stalled for 8th day

For the 8th straight day, Opposition stalled over today, even as the government sought to break the logjam by promising that Prime Minister Modi will speak on the issue if a debate takes place.

Functioning of both the and the was disrupted, leading to their premature adjournment for the day.

saw three adjournments between 11 am and 2 pm, before the final adjournment for the day. was adjourned twice before being adjourned till tomorrow at 2.10 pm.

In the Lok Sabha, a number of Opposition leaders, including Mallikarjun Kharge (Cong), Sudip Bandhopadhyay (TMC) and Yadav (SP), pressed for acceptance of their demand for an Adjournment Motion and debate under a rule that entails voting. They also demanded presence of the Prime Minister during the debate.

In response, Home Minister said the Prime Minister will speak on if the Opposition wanted but the debate should take place, for which the rule will be decided by the Speaker.

Singh said it was clear that nobody was questioning the government's intentions over or imputing any malafide.

Even as he was speaking, opposition members trooped into the Well and shouted slogans.

Amid the din, Singh said the government is ready for a discussion and willing to listen to the complaints and suggestions different parties have over the execution of the move.

"As far as the Prime Minister coming to the House is concerned, if the Opposition wants he will come and intervene," Singh said, assuring the Opposition.

The decision regarding the rule under which the debate should take place is for the Speaker to make, he said.

He termed as a "historic, bold and pro- poor" decision taken to target black money and in national interest.

However, as the uproar continued, Speaker adjourned the House till 2 pm.

Earlier, Kharge said had harmed the economic system, the farmers, youths, labourers and women among others who are in distress.

The Congress leader said over 70 people have died due to the faulty implementation of decision.

He cited the incident of a Union Minister facing difficulty in paying hospital bills after his brother died and said it was an evidence of the extent of the crisis. He was referring to Sadanand Gowda who faced the problem.

"There is only one way to break this deadlock. The Prime Minister should come to the House and the opposition's adjournment motion should be accepted," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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