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House disorder smacks of UPA-BJP match-fixing: CPI-M

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 17:22

New Delhi: With Parliament being stalled, CPI-M on Tuesday alleged a match-fixing between the UPA and the BJP and expressed apprehension that all "anti-people" legislations would be pushed through without any debate.

"While the concerns raised by the Opposition are understandable, these should not lead to disruption of the proceedings," senior CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury told reporters here.

"Due to such disorder, we feel that the entire session will limit only to discussion and passage of the budget and Finance Bill and all anti-people legislations on financial reforms will be pushed through amidst the din.

"Such a situation will be completely unacceptable. We suspect match-fixing between the Congress and the BJP as both are one on the financial reform measures. Disruption of proceedings will deny us the right to oppose these policies and articulate our views," he said.

Referring to the budget, Yechury said that though some political sections felt that the government was not going in for early polls as it had not presented a populist budget, "we feel that populism, which is not contained in the budget, will come through separate legislations".

These legislations relate to the direct cash transfer scheme, food security and the land acquisition law, he said, indicating that the Congress-led coalition would go in for elections focussing on these "populist" measures.

On the land acquisition bill to repeal the 1894 law, Yechury`s party colleague Basudeb Acharia said as many as 185 amendments have been moved on the bill, which was already vetted by the concerned parliamentary Standing Committee.

"Many of these amendments have not been examined by this committee. The large number of amendments change the qualitative character of the bill and make it a new measure.

"Hence, we demand that this bill and the 185 amendments be sent to a specially-created Joint Select Committee, which could examine them and place it in Parliament in the second half of this session itself," Acharia said.


First Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 17:22
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