New Delhi: The budget for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the financial year 2023-2024 was passed amid the protests of the opposition parties in the Lok Sabha. At the same time, both the Houses were adjourned today (Tuesday) for the whole day due to the violence of the ruling party and the opposition parties.
The second phase of the budget session of the Parliament has been stalled since its commencement due to clashes between the opposition and the ruling parties. Parliament met this morning after yesterday’s all-day deadlock. Opposition parties raised slogans regarding the Adani issue in the Lok Sabha, which began with Question Time. Following this they were adjourned till noon.
Later in the afternoon, the Lok Sabha reconvened amid chants from the opposition parties. Rajendra Aggarwal, who presided over the meeting, asked BJP’s Jugal Kishore Sharma to initiate the process of tabling the budget for the Central Jammu and Kashmir Union. After Sharma spoke for a minute, the procedure for tabling the budget began.
Subsequently, the budget of Rs.1.11 lakh crore for Jammu and Kashmir was passed by voice vote among the Amalis. Following this, Rajendra Aggarwal, who presided over the meeting, asked the members who raised their elbows to cooperate and remain calm for some more business. However, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day as the members continued to protest.
Today’s Rajya Sabha proceedings began in the morning with birthday wishes to member Ram Sakhal. Subsequently, 11 notices under Rule 267 were issued to the chairman for a discussion on the Adani Group issue. People want us to participate in our regular activities and participate in discussions, said Jagdeep Dhankar, House Leader. However, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon as the members joined in the agitation.
Members’ chanting continued as Rajya Sabha convened in the afternoon. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge questioned, “Why should MP Rahul Gandhi apologize in the Rajya Sabha?” While he was speaking, the Speaker announced that it would be adjourned till March 23.
Meanwhile, the opposition MPs, who went to the first floor of the Parliament building when the Parliament convened today, started protesting there. They raised slogans while holding placards demanding the formation of a joint parliamentary committee and hanging down a huge banner demanding the same.
No business will be held in both the Houses of Parliament tomorrow in view of various festivals including Yugadi and Gudi Bhawa. They will resume tomorrow at 11 am on Thursday.