Time for `no work, no pay` for MPs: Omar

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 18:20

Jammu: Anguished over disruptions in
Parliament on the issue of FDI in retail, Jammu and Kashmir
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the time has come for
"no work, no pay" for MPs if minimum hours of business were
not transacted.

Supporting the Centre`s decision of allowing FDI in
retail sector, Omar said, "Indian industry did not die when
quantitative restrictions on imports were rolled back under
WTO commitments during NDA rule."

Writing on micro-blogging site Twitter, he said, "Time for
No work No Pay. If a minimum number of hours of business isn`t
transacted that day, no allowances should be paid out to
Parliamentarians."

The political storm over FDI in retail gathered
momentum today paralysing proceedings in Parliament for the
second consecutive day.

Both Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha could not transact
any business and witnessed uproar over the FDI issue, leading
to their adjournment till tomorrow.

"I remember the same `Indian Business will Die` when
we rolled Quantitative Restrictions on Imports back under WTO
commitments during NDA", he said.

"I was MoS Commerce in NDA government and the same noises were
echoed. Indian industry didn`t die, it learnt to swim better
and stronger."

He questioned the behaviour of NDA and said "will the
NDA ever run out of reasons to justify disrupting
Parliament???"

PTI



First Published: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 18:20

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