Gandhi had given the notice for such a motion in April
2000 when she was leading the opposition charge and the
BJP-led NDA was in power at the Centre.
Her notice was disallowed by the Chair.
During the Parliament session today, BJP had served a
notice for bringing an Adjournment Motion in the Lok Sabha on
the price rise issue but the government did not accept it.
UPA government sources said when BJP was in power, there
were far less admission of adjournment motions with only four
such accepted in their tenure including one on the Godhra
aftermath in November 2002.
Other such motions accepted included one on the controversy
over mismanagement of US-64 funds by the Unit Trust of India
in August 2001 and another in 2002 on widespread drought
situation and lack of a comprehensive policy to deal with it.
A senior minister said government is against moves by the
opposition to bring frequent adjournment motions in the Lok
Sabha suggesting that the parliamentary instrument needed to
be used sparingly and taking into consideration the relevant
Incidentally, the 14th Lok Sabha had seen admission of a
record adjournment motions as at least seven were brought in
the five-year tenure.
New Delhi: On the lines of the
Opposition-sponsored adjournment motions in Parliament,
Congress President Sonia Gandhi had made a similar bid in the
Lok Sabha ten years back on the issue of price rise but it was
disallowed by the BJP-led NDA government.
First Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 19:50