NEW DELHI: (AMN) Parliament on Friday completed its financial business for the Winter Session amid repeated disruption by the opposition parties. The Rajya Sabha returned relevant Railway Appropriation Bills and the demands for grants of over 1024 crore rupees for the year 2010. These were passed by the Lok Sabha yesterday. The Bill to set up National Identification Authority was also introduced in the Upper House.
Meanwhile proceedings in both the Houses were disrupted for the 16th day on Friday as the unrelenting Opposition continued to raise pitch over its demand for a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum allocation. This led to repeated adjournments of both the Houses.
Except for the opening day, disruptions and adjournments marked the first fours weeks of the winter session of parliament over the opposition demand for JPC probe into 2g spectrum allocation. The financial business was completed without any discussion in the din and bustle. Apart from that and the introduction of a few bills, no other legislative business could be conducted None of the issues facing the country could be debated .The all party meetings failed to break the deadlock between the opposition and the government. In fact outside parliament the last few days saw the two sides not only blaming each other for the stalemate but their charges have been sharper. In such a situation there is little hope of a smooth affair in the remaining days of the winter session of parliament.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy reiterated that the government is not in favour of adjourning both the Houses of Parliament sine die before its scheduled date. Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, he also maintained the stand of the government that it will not accept the opposition demand for a JPC.