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LS Speaker Om Birla, Visibly Angry At Opposition Protests, Invokes “Amrit Kal”

Om Birla

As opposition continued its protests against the price rise in parliament today, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla looked visibly angry and made sharp comments saying:  “The House is for discussion and raising issues, not for raising slogans and creating chaos.”

As Opposition MPs gathered in the Well of the House, holding packets of curd, butter and buttermilk, protesting the inclusion of new items in GST regime, speaker Om Birla looked upset over the continuous sloganeering.

The LS speaker particularly took strong objection to the placards waved by the opposition leaders. “People have not sent you to show these placards. Those doing that are hurting the prestige of the House,” he told opposition parliamentarians.

Referring to the term “Amrit Kal”, often used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to describe the success of India, Mr Birla said: “In ‘Amrit Kaal’, people expect meaningful discussion from us.”

Though he was ready to give time for discussion as per rules, Mr Birla said he would not give permission “if you create such chaos. Only if you go to your seats will you get the chance.”

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