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Parliament log-jam may end

Written by Aravind   |   Posted: 12/05/2016 10:41 AM IST

The parliament log-jam is expected to end as Congress has given notice for a debate under rule 184, which entails voting, but is seen as a milder provision. The Congress wants its vice president Rahul Gandhi to speak on the notes ban debate in Lok Sabha and may not insist on an Adjournment motion, which is considered as a great censure of the government.

"The Opposition leaders are meeting tomorrow. We are keen that the debate concludes and takes forward the need to investigate and the need to establish accountability," senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said.

"The Prime Minister must show respect and listen to the leaders of the House, must register our concerns and the sufferings that have been inflicted upon the citizens," Mr Sharma said. "Now, a great deal has been made of the Prime Minister's presence in Rajya Sabha. He has not done a favour as it is a duty to attend Parliament."

"We have always been saying 'please start the discussion'. The people want to hear your version and our version," said Manoj Tiwari, the BJP Delhi unit chief and a Lok Sabha member.

"They keep citing one rule and then another to avoid the debate. The people are interested in the debate and not the rule," he said.

The government has overwhelming majority in the Lok Sabha to defeat any Opposition-sponsored resolution, but has avoided a vote so far because, "We don't want to send a signal to the people that parliament is divided in the fight against black money," explained a senior minister.

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