LIVE UPDATES: Opposition MPs do not allow PM to introduce new ministers to Lok Sabha: The Tribune India
Tribune press service
New Delhi, July 19
As expected, the Lok Sabha monsoon session got off to a boisterous note after opposition members refused to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce new ministers to the House.
Setting the mood for the upcoming sessions, opposition members began to protest loudly shortly after the prime minister rose to speak, forcing him to table the list.
The Prime Minister, for his part, said opposition MPs might not like the fact that he was trying to introduce women and SC, ST, OBC ministers to the House.
“I thought they would be happy if so many women, SC / ST, OBC, and members representing farmers were appointed as ministers. Maybe they don’t like it, that’s why they don’t allow me to speak, ”he added. The prime minister said President Om Birla was trying to reason with the opposition to keep the peace and allow the prime minister to introduce new ministers.
Earlier, Modi again called on lawmakers to participate in the work of parliament and work with the government to make the monsoon session that begins on Monday a productive and constructive one.
“The government is ready to answer all questions. The people of the country are waiting for answers from the government.
“The government is ready with the answers. Please ask us tough questions, ask them again and again, but also give us time to respond peacefully,” the prime minister said addressing the media ahead of the session. during which opposition leaders plan to raise issues related to fuel prices, inflation, handling of the Covid and agitation among farmers.
Many political parties are also considering raising the issue related to a report on the alleged use of spyware to spy on multiple Indians.
The prime minister said he had told party leaders he wanted to give them detailed information on how Covid was handled.
He also called on everyone to become a “Bahubali” by getting vaccinated against Covid on their “bahu” (arm).
* The Lok Sabha makes obituary references to sitting MPs and former Lok Sabha MPs and also regrets the deaths of Milkha Singh and Dilip Kumar.
* Defense Minister Rajnath Singh says it was the first time in his 24-year parliamentary career that he saw this kind of behavior from Congressmen.
* The kind of unhealthy behavior by congressmen is deplorable and condemnable, says Singh, while opposition lawmakers are protesting and also demanding the withdrawal of “three black farm laws”.
* The Lok Sabha is adjourned until 2 p.m. amid the opposition heckling.