Govt, keen on passage of a host of legislations, is caught in a piquant situation in Parl over protests by TDP MPs that have been stalling business.
Ahead of Monsoon Session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar put onus of its smooth functioning on members while voicing concern over frequent disruptions and passage of bills without debate.
Monsoon Session washout has reignited the call for greater accountability for the elected representatives in the country.
As the BJP continued protest in both Houses of Parl demanding PM`s resignation over coal blocks allocation, the LS was adjourned for the day.
Over 75 pc of MPs are in favour of Parl functioning normally but BJP is being "obdurate and stubborn", Parl Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said.
The BJP continued its protests demanding PM Manmohan Singh`s resignation resulting in both houses of Parliament getting adjourned till 12 noon.
After two weeks of paralysis, the storm over the Coalgate issue is expected to wipe out even the last week of Monsoon session of Parliament.
Stalling Parliament for the second consecutive day, BJP on Wednesday escalated its confrontation with the Government.
The much awaited CAG reports on allocation of coal blocks and GMR-run Delhi Airport will be tabled in Parliament during the current session.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram has reached out to the top brass of main Opposition BJP ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai