“The people of the country want the house to run. But it can’t run like this. I will not allow such a situation to remain in the house,” Om Birla said.
New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday warned opposition MPs to behave and not show placards in the house.
The Speaker’s warning came after opposition MPs protested against the price rise by shouting slogans and holding placards questioning the government on what they claimed was runaway inflation.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi requested the Speaker to disqualify MPs who are holding placards inside the house. Some of the protesting MPs came to the well of the house after 3 pm, even after the Speaker’s warning earlier, which led to an adjournment till 3 pm.
“The people of the country want the house to run. But it can’t run like this. I will not allow such a situation to remain in the house,” Mr. Birla said.
The Speaker before adjourning the house till 4 pm said “If you want to show placards, do it outside the house. I am ready for discussions, but don’t think my kind-heartedness is a weakness.”
Sloganeering while holding placards and banners, the opposition MPs demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi come to parliament and address their concerns over rising inflation and goods and services tax, or GST, hike on essential items.
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