New Delhi: Responding to the repeated Parliament adjournments, Congress leader P. C. Chacko on Friday alleged that the Government is acting with a vendetta against Congress leaders and that the functioning of Parliament is responsibility of the government.
“This government is acting on vendetta against the Congress leaders. The political vendetta is very much in action and that we will protest,” said Chacko, adding that the functioning of Parliament is the responsibility of the government.
Chacko said the Congress doesn’t need any certificate from the BJP on the parliamentary functioning.
“The issue is we are not for disturbing Parliament or disturbing the functioning of the government. But there are certain issues, which we are raising in Parliament. We want the GST bill to be passed. But this government has not done proper homework on the GST bill. The very purpose is that there should be uniform tax regime in the whole country,” he added.
Chacko further criticised the government, saying a party which opposed each and every positive step taken by the previous government for the last five years, all of a sudden have realised how important is the parliament functioning.
“People are well aware, and they are remembering how many washout sessions were there during the UPA type when BJP was responding at the most irresponsible manner. This is not that we are reacting in the same way,” he added.
He stated that Parliament disruption and National Herald Case has no connection at all. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the second time.
Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh moved the motion, which was adopted by voice vote. Announcing this, Deputy Chairman Prof. P J Kurien said the Committee will report to the House by the last day of the first week of the next session.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister, M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday appealed to Congress MPs to not disrupt the Parliament over the National Herald case and said the disruption will affect in passing of key bills which was introduced under Congress’ regime.
Congress has for four days in a row stalled functioning of the Rajya Sabha, where the crucial Goods and Service Tax (GST) is awaiting approval for rolling out the landmark indirect tax regime from April 1, 2016.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yesterday described repeated disruptions in Parliament as a “matter of sorrow”.