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Disruption of Parliament part of Congress ploy to evade debate: BJP’s Sambit Patra

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Congress was resorting to a specific tactic in order to create ruckus on the floor of the House, and brought proof to claim that the party had planned this in advance.

Written by: Abhinav Ranjan, New Delhi [ Published on: July 19, 2017 17:08 IST ]
Sambit Patra
Sambit Patra

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said that the disruptions in Parliament by opposition parties were part of a ploy by the Congress to disrupt proceedings and keep the House from conducting legislative business. Coming down heavily on the Congress party, the BJP today said that the Congress was trying to gain political mileage by raking up issues linked to beef, cow vigilantism and mob lynching.

Addressing the media here, party spokesperson Sambit Patra said that the Congress was resorting to a specific tactic in order to create ruckus on the floor of the House, and brought proof to claim that the Sonia Gandhi-led party had planned this in advance. Displaying a 32-page dossier of the Congress, the BJP leader accused the grand old party of running away from participating in debates. 

Patra said that the documents have exposed the dual face of the Congress, adding that it mentions 18 issues that the party had decided to raise in the Parliament. He noted that there was no mention of lynching of Junaid Khan and killing of J&K cop Ayoob Pandit.

“Congress’s 32-page dossier lists 18 issues that the party was supposed to raise in the Parliament. Politics over Akhlaq or Junaid’s lynching is wrong, this should not be done. We should come together and condemn such incidents. It is now clear that the Congress party has plotted to disrupt the proceedings by linking incidents to beef. There is also no mention of Ayoob Pandit… not a word on Kashmiri separatists,” he said.

On the third day of the Monsoon Session, the Congress-led opposition parties created ruckus in the Lok Sabha, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House. The Congress MPs were joined by other opposition parties like TMC, Left and RJD with their members trooping into the Well and forcing the adjournment of the proceedings. 

Yesterday, the proceedings were adjourned without doing any business following continuous uproar by the opposition parties. 

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