Cong, NCP, TMC boycott LS; SP, Left, RJD walkout

New Delhi (PTI): A combative opposition today launched a united protest in Lok Sabha against the suspension of 25 Congress MPs, as members of the Congress, TMC and NCP boycotted the proceedings and those of the Left, SP and RJD walked out soon after the House met.


As soon as the House met for the day, members from Left parties, SP and RJD wanted to raise some issues but were disallowed by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who also rejected their adjournment notices and asked them to raise the issue during Zero Hour.

Soon thereafter when the House took up Question Hour, Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav (RJD) raised slogans like ‘take back suspension’. He was soon joined by members from the Left and SP.

After shouting slogans from their benches, they staged a walkout. Those who walked out included SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and P Karunakaran (CPI-M), leaving the opposition benches virtually deserted.

The front row of the opposition benches were completely empty, barring only one seat occupied by AIADMK leader P Venugopal. Members of the Congress, NCP, JD(U) and Trinamool Congress and Muslim League, were not present in the House.

All these parties are boycotting the House for the next five days in solidarity with the 25 suspended Congress members. As the walkout was being staged, five members of YSR Congress rushed to Well demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh. TRS members from Telangana stood on the aisles demanding a separate high court for their state.

Despite repeated efforts by the Speaker, they refused to return to their seats.
“Till yesterday, you were not there. Only today you have raised the issue…you have copies of the rule book. Still you want to break the rules,” she said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured the agitating members that the Centre will ensure justice for Andhra Pradesh. “I assure you there will be no injustice…as for the demand for a separate High Court in Telangana, I spoke with the Law Minister (D V Sadananda Gowda). He is working on finding a solution,” he said. Despite the assurances, the USR Congress and TRS members continued with their protest.


  1. The globetrotter promised much, believing that the Central Government can be controlled like a State Government.

    Unfortunately for the globetrotter, nothing seems to be cooking.

    All those selfies with the foreign leaders may have impressed a few directionless young people whose world is made up of spectacles like Bollywood, cricket, and characters that give plenty of feel-good press releases with photoshopped images.

    Such selfies do not help when real issues come to the fore.

    Poor people do not want to lose their land to the globetrotter’s friends like Adani who it has been reported pays 3% tax in Mauritius.

    The ministers must at all times uphold the law, and not help their well-healed criminal friends.

    So, the globetrotter is caught between a rock and a hard place.

    There is a huge difference between giving filmi dialogues and speaking. It may be too late for the globetrotter to understand this simple truth.

    Perhaps time to give some serious thought to getting back to the state, leaving the Centre to the educated, competent people?

    • Unfortunately for the globetrotter, nothing seems to be cooking. – Mr. Mangal

      Sushma, (V)aapam Chouhana, Gadhekari, Vasu Raje, and that Munde Pankaja ARE definitely feeling the heat. But then, we have the Pradhana Sevaka Chaddi who is bailing them out – time and again! AND the ‘tuss-naami’ came to power with a promise to weed out corruption! Hahahahahaha. Man! I need a tablecloth AND the curtains to wipe my tears of laughter. :):)

      Btw, where is he (P. Sevaka) going to NEXT? AND how much is he going to dole out? 5 – 10 billion USD?

      Did the USD fall down from 1 USD = 63+ IRS to 1USD = 1IRe?

      Did you and I (Yumreeki Rampu excluded) get 15 lakhs IRS into our accounts? Come on yaar…. it is almost 100 x 4 days since that ‘Kumbalakai’ promise! Tsk tsk.. smiles…. 🙂

      Is Dawooda Ibraheema ‘chakki peesing’ in Tihaara Jaila – all that thanks to our 56 inch (waistMan’s) ‘thigale?

      And WHAT are his other promises? Please do excuse me if I forget! Aah.. – ‘MACK in India? What has he MADE in India? FALSE PROMISES? 🙂

      And our Rampa wishes there were MORE Sevaka’jis in Akhanda Bharatha – to dole out money to Mongolia and Somalia! :):)

  2. Dear readers,

    This is perhaps a stunning example of BJP’s contradictory political behaviour: the party that disrupted the Parliament the most in the last five decades crying foul that the Opposition is not allowing the house to work. The cavalier manner in which it had brought the last Lok Sabha to a historical low seems to have evaporated from its self-righteous memory as it accuses the Opposition of undemocratic behaviour.

    The Congress and the Opposition want Lalitgate accused Sushma Swaraj to go without a discussion or preconditions just as the way the BJP wanted many of the UPA ministers to resign while it was in opposition during the last decade. Resign first, discuss later – was what the BJP had told the UPA then. Today, the Congress is paying back in the same coin. “What we have said is that (there will be) no discussion without resignation.

    After the first eight sessions of UPA I, the “sitting time” lost to disruptions had reached an all-time high of 38 percent.
    The 15th Lok Sabha, with UPA II government, was the crowning glory of the BJP in disruption of the Parliament – at 61 percent, its productive time was the worst in Indian legislative history. During the same period, the record for Rajya Sabha was equally dismal – 66 percent. Compared to 297 bills during the 13th Lok Sabha, when the BJP-led NDA was in power and Congress in opposition, the UPA II could pass only 179 out of its planned 328 bills. Several serious pieces of legislation such as Women’s Reservation Bill, Direct Taxes Code, Micro Finance Bill, Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill and the Bill enabling the introduction of Goods and Services Tax just lapsed. What was more tragic was that 60 per cent of the question time was wasted by the BJP-led acrimony.

    In February 2014 (during UPA II), the same Swaraj again justified her party’s relentless acrimony in the Parliament. She said: “This government had so many scams, a new one came up in the interval of every session. The government wanted us to set them aside and let the parliament go on… But we had to stall the parliament to expose the government and its corruption.” What the Congress says now is no different – sack Swaraj, Vasundhara and Chauhan before you utter a word. Swaraj may recall that she hadn’t relented one bit when Sonia and Kamal Nath tried good manners with her as Narendra Modi is doing with the opposition leaders now.
    The Congress is perfectly in its right to pay the BJP back in full because it was the latter that has progressively lowered the bar for legislative disruption.

    The BJP is no stranger to double-speak. Whether it’s on secularism, communal riots, nuclear deal, FDI, or black money, it’s always armed with two convenient stock versions. Most of its leaders can instinctively speak with a forked tongue. What’s on display now is its double-speak on corruption, impropriety, ethics and parliamentary decorum. By exposing it, the Congress has nothing to lose. Anyway, the rulebook that the parties and the parliamentarians ought to go by has long since been thrown to the wind. Now, it’s pay back time for all those years starting with the Bofors days, as we sit back and watch with absolutely no amusement.

    “Advani ji is correct in saying that emergency can’t be ruled out. Is Delhi their first experiment?It may recalled that Pakistani born BJP leader LK Advani has said that he fears a repeat of the Emergency as “forces that can crush democracy have become stronger” in India.
    Now 25 sitting M.P has been suspended from the house for 5 days in bid to root out opposition using speaker inclined to RSS in PM Modi’s ‘Good governance’.

    ‘People democracy’ is one of the lowest in terms , I feel that our Parliamentary system of governance is on the verge of collapsing.

    Is BJP double talk on corruption is exposed?

    Jai Hind

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