Congress MPs will on Thursday raise the issue of “political vendetta on opposition parties leaders” in both the Houses of Parliament, along with GST on essential commodities and other issues. Following continued protests and sloganeering by Opposition parties over price rise and the increase in GST rates, both houses adjourned early on Wednesday and will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursday.
Opposition parties in both the houses of Parliament held a joint protest against price rise and increase in GST rates of essential commodities at 10 am on Wednesday in front of the Gandhi statue at Parliament House complex.
Question Hour went on for about 15 minutes but as the din continued, the proceedings were adjourned till 2 pm on Wednesday. Since the start of the Monsoon Session on July 18, Question Hour has been disrupted due to Opposition protests.
Speaker Om Birla told the protesting members that they will be given the opportunity to raise the issues during Zero Hour and urged them to put across their views through discussions instead of shouting slogans in the House.
Apart from displaying placards and shouting slogans, some members carried packets of milk, butter milk, butter and curd in an apparent effort to register their disapproval of the decision to levy GST on certain daily use items.
Opposition members, including from the Congress, DMK, TRS and Left parties, trooped into the Well soon after the House met for the day, seeking to raise the issue of rising prices.
With inputs from News18