New Delhi, December 8: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party veteran leader L K Advani termed the unending disruption of the Lok Sabha as “disgraceful” and expressed his displeasure as Parliament has not been functioning during the winter session, today President Pranab Mukherjee’s strongly reacts on disruption at both the houses. Pranab Mukherjee said, “For God’s sake, do your job. You are meant to transact business in Parliament.”
The President of India while delivering a lecture at the Defence Estate Day said, “the daily disruption of parliament is not acceptable at all”. Since the winter session started, after demonetisation it was disrupted by leaders of the opposition who were unhappy with the government decision of putting a ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
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After L K Advani criticised the non-functioning of Parliament after which today he met Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. But Congress on the other side used Advani’s criticism for winning political points.
This winter session which started two weeks ago has been hamstrung by protests and adjournments with the opposition aggressively taking on the government on the notes ban announced on November 8 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Today marked one month of the demonetisation during which the opposition marked a “black day”, wore black bands to parliament and protested near the iconic Gandhi statue in the parliament complex.
“Leaders are not elected to sit in dharna in Parliament. You can sit for protests in other places. But you are meant to exercise your authority as a Lok Sabha member and do your job,” Pranab Mukherjee said today.
“If issues are not debated, not properly scrutinised in the floor the house, then I don’t think our parliamentary system can be every effective, ” he said.