New Delhi: The Monsoon session of the Parliament was concluded on Wednesday in an abrupt note when the Opposition members allegedly created ruckus in Rajya Sabha over various issues. While Opposition members claimed that the outsiders were brought inside the Parliament, the ruling dispensation refuted the allegations.Also Read - 821 Sportspersons Are Getting Lifelong Pension, Says Sports Minister
Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said no outsider was brought in when a scuffle broke out in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. “Wrong information being shared that outsiders who aren’t part of Parliamentary security were brought in,” he said and accused the Opposition of staging a ‘drama’. Also Read - 65 Crore Spent on Men's Hockey Teams in Last Five Years: Anurag Thakur
On the other hand, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said the Opposition should seek forgiveness from the country and not shred crocodile tears. Also Read - Indian Railways Not For Sale, Will Not Privatise it, Ashwini Vaishnaw Makes Big Announcement
“People wait for their issues to be raised in Parliament. Whereas anarchy remained the Opposition’s agenda. They didn’t care about people, taxpayers’ money. What happened was condemnable. Instead of shedding crocodile tears, they must apologise to nation,” Union Minister Anurag Thakur said.
Thakur further added that PM Modi had told new ministers to go to Rajya Sabha and listen to quality debates. “But we got feedback from them that what are the tables for – to dance on or is there some other purpose of the tables? Were Ministers asked to come to this RS where democracy was insuted.” he added.
In the meantime, Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi said that the Opposition was responsible for the deadlock in Parliament.
“It is most unfortunate that from the first day of all-party meeting indications were there that we won’t allow the House to run. It was made amply clear by TMC and Congress this session is meant for washout. In spite of that, our senior leaders and I had a talk with them several times. We requested them to allow for the introduction of newly sworn-in ministers even that wasn’t allowed,” he added.