New Delhi, Nov 18 : As the Winter Session of Parliament began on Monday, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that the party expects the government to allow discussions on issues concerning the interest of the common people. “Parliament is meant for discussion, debate and dialogue. It is incumbent upon the govt to run the House smoothly so that Opposition parties will be able to express their views, articulate their opinion in an appropriate manner. This is the essence of Parliamentary democracy.”
Shiv Sena gives Adjournment Motion Notice over crop failure in Maharashtra
Shiv Sena has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over the loss of crops due to heavy rainfall in Maharashtra. After the resignation of Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant from the Cabinet, Shiv Sena MPs would be allotted seats on the Opposition side in both houses of the Parliament
The BJP and Shiv Sena have locked horns over the seat-sharing formula and the post of chief minister in Maharashtra ever since the results of the Assembly elections were announced on October 24. Follow LIVE UPDATES from Maharashtra
Congress party has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over “instability in Jammu and Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370”.
Meanwhile, PDP MPs in Rajya Sabha, Nazir Ahmad Laway and Mir Mohammed Fayaz, arrived with posters demanding the restoration of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha paid tribute to former Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ram Jethmalani, former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and former CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta.
Shiv Sena, which is locked in a bitter power tussle with the BJP in Maharashtra has been allotted Opposition benches in the Parliament. Ahead of the session, PM Narendra Modi has again called for a ‘frank discussion’ on all the matters but his party never allows that to happen.
“We want frank discussions on all matters. It is important that there should be quality debates, there should be dialogues and discussions, everyone should contribute to enrich the discussions in the Parliament,” PM Modi said in a brief address ahead of the session.
“This is the last Parliament session of 2019. It is very important because this is the 250th Parliament session of the Rajya Sabha. During this session, on 26th, we will observe Constitution Day – when our Constitution completes its 70 years,” he said.