Govt in no mood to allow voting on price rise
Even as the deadlock in Parliament continued for the second consecutive day today, the government is in no mood to allow voting on the issue of price rise as demanded by the Opposition.
New Delhi: Even as the deadlock in
Parliament continued for the second consecutive day today, the
government is in no mood to allow voting on the issue of price
rise as demanded by the Opposition.
Parliament sources said that the government will not
allow the issue of price rise being taken up for discussion in
the Lok Sabha under Rule 184 which entails voting.
They said there is hardly any difference between an
adjournment motion which is a censure against the government
and Rule 184, which is disapproval, both of which entail
voting after discussion.
After the adjournment motion on price rise was rejected
by the Speaker yesterday, the BJP today pushed for a
discussion on the issue under Rule 184.
Government sources said they were willing to talk to the
Opposition leaders to break the deadlock in Parliament but so
far there has been no communication.
The Business Advisory Committee of the Rajya Sabha, which
met today, only discussed time allocation in the Upper House
and the issue of price rise did not come up for discussion,
the sources added.
A senior minister in the government said that they were
hopeful of the impasse ending as the Left could not be seen to
be with the BJP on the same issue for a long time.
He was hopeful as Parliament approved imposition of
President`s Rule in Jharkhand without any debate.
As Opposition members stormed the well in the Lok Sabha
and raised vociferous slogans in the Rajya Sabha, a statutory
resolution approving the Central rule was put to vote and
adopted by voice vote in both Houses.
Meanwhile, BJP sources indicated that they could allow
the House to function tomorrow as private members` bills are
taken up but there was no official confirmation.
However, on Monday, the main opposition will again raise
the demand for a discussion on price rise under Rule 184, the
A senior BJP MP denied that it was in talks with the
government to work out a compromise formula on the issue in
order to allow Parliament to function.
The party does not plan to raise the issue of "misuse of
CBI" on its own but is prepared for a discussion on it.