The Parliament just saw eight dysfunctional day since the beginning of the final winter session of the incumbent central government, and as usual, political issues are shutting down the House instead of entering it – rather than a functional parliament, it has turned into a still House.
The Opposition claims that the government has failed to make any efforts in running the parliament and has no answers to “issues of the Rafale deal and agrarian distress or the bleeding economy” – which has led to disruptions in the House. While Tamil Nadu and Karnataka MPs entered with placards demanding to discuss and resolve the Cauvery river issue between the three states in south India. And the NDA-led government is putting out at the Opposition hand for creating ruckus in the House, forcing it to adjourn without being able to pass important Bills.
On the eight working day of the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, the Upper House was adjourned within few minutes of meeting, and it was Lok Sabha was no extraordinary, except the hurried passage of two inconsequential Bills: the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 and the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018. However, the government’s priority Bills like the Triple Talaq Bill and modifications in GST Act are yet to be looked into.
Citing the dysfunction of the House, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has requested all parties that the unproductivity of the Parliament is “taking a big hit on the image of the House”, and called for a meeting of the Rules Committee on Thursday. The Speaker’s meeting is expected to resolve the functionality of the last full-fledged session of the BJP-led NDA government, and there might be less adjournments in the still House of India.