Cong deliberately creating hurdles in operation of Budget Session: MP Singh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Apr 2018 10:27:56



Staff Reporter

“Congress leaders deliberately hurdle the fluent operation of Budget Session of the Parliament and also provoked other parties against the Government. A significant portion of public money went in vain due to this unwanted act of Congress leaders due to non-functioning of the Parliament. Agitation of Congress party was just a stunt to evade discussions on development issues and an attempt to obstacle the pace of development projects initiated by the Central Government. It is first time in the history of Indian Parliament that instead of paying tribute to 30 Indian citizens who were killed in Mosul (Syria), Congress leaders tried to take its political mileage and abandoned the condolence meeting. BJP is committed for justice with Schedule Caste and Tribes and far away from caste based vote politics”, says Rakesh Singh, Member of Parliament and Chief Whip of Bharatiya Janata Party in the Parliament while addressing a press conference, on Monday.

MP Rakesh Singh informed that after 22-days of the budget session was started, Congress leaders pressed demand to bring no-confidence motion in the Parliament. NDA Government had accepted the demand and declared to discuss the issue under Rule 193. On the other hand Congress leaders took a U-turn on very next day with the arrival of their National President, Rahul Gandhi from his foreign tour and continued their agitation in the name of discussion on banking irregularities. Congress leaders are frightened with the increasing popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi amongst citizens and trying to misguide citizens against the government, MP Singh added. Rakesh Singh informed that the Parliament was started on January 29 and continued till April 6. First phase of the Parliament as continued from January 29 to February 9 and total 7 meetings held in Lok Sabha and 8 meetings in Rajya Sabha. Second phase was organised from March 5 to April 6 which include 22 meetings. In the budget meeting, 29 meetings held in Lok Sabha and 30 meetings in Rajya Sabha. In the first phase, productivity of Lok Sabha was 134 percent while 96 percent productivity of Rajya Sabha was reported. On the other hand, productivity of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was registered with only 4 per cent and 28 percent. The second phase of budget session proved unfruitful following the ruckus created by Congress leaders. MP Singh added that even after busy parliament session, he held discussion with Union Minister Giriraj Singh on approval of Misthan and Namkeen Cluster in Jabalpur. He also met Union Minister of State for Aviation, Jayant Sinha and senior officers of Indigo Airlines for starting air connectivity from Jabalpur to Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad. He met Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitaraman, Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal and Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari and held discussions on issues of Cantonment Board, improving rail connectivity and facilities, approval of fly-over, ring road and bhoomi-pujan of Jabalpur-Amarkantak-Bilaspur national highway. Rakesh Singh also met PM, Narendra Modi and gave him report of ongoing development works and discussed several other significant issues. During the press conference, Minister of State, Sharad Jain, Mayor Dr Swati Godbole, BJP City President G S Thakur and MLA, Anchal Sonkar were present.