On Saturday, Speaker Om Birla convened an “urgent meeting” of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) to the debate concerning the curtailment of the session. (PTI)Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was in for some surprising praise from the Opposition on Sunday after he obliged to its demand for adjournment of the House. The request was made as a number of Opposition members have been on a sit-in protest in Rajya Sabha, which might have meant that MPs allotted seats there on account of social distancing protocol wouldn’t have been capable of taking their locations.
“You could have rejected our demand. But you obliged to it which shows your respect for the Opposition and your attempts to run this house taking everyone along. It will be recorded in the history of this house,” Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated.(Follow Parliament LIVE UPDATES right here)
Birla adjourned the House for an hour till four pm because of the unavailability of seating for all MPs amid the Rajya Sabha ruckus, even after the Upper House was adjourned at around 1.30 pm after the passage of controversial farm payments.
Some of the Rajya Sabha MPs from the opposition have been sitting contained in the House in protest in opposition to deputy chairman Harivansh’s resolution to increase the home, which they stated, was made without taking the “sense of the House”.
The request from Chowdhury added to a number of firsts within the historic Monsoon session being held amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Either House doesn’t focus on the developments that happen within the different. But now, Lok Sabha MPs are being seated within the chamber of the Rajya Sabha for the primary time as a way to keep a social distance.
When the Lok Sabha met at three pm, Congress MPs stood up and Chowdhury requested the Speaker to adjourn the proceedings until the “stalemate” within the Rajya Sabha is ended. Birla initially stated he would adjourn the proceedings if each of the chamber and the galleries of the Lok Sabha are full. But upon Chowdhury’s insistence, he adjourned proceedings until four pm.