- Congress calls the monsoon session in Parliament disappointing
- Accused of ending the session four days early
- The Monsoon Session of Parliament was scheduled to run from July 18 to August 12.
Monsoon session: Describing the monsoon session of Parliament that ended on Monday as “disappointing”, the Congress claimed on Tuesday that the opposition wanted to continue the session till the stipulated period of August 12, but there was no zeal from the ruling party. Party general secretary Jairam Ramesh also claimed that there was no accountability on the part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government. The monsoon session of Parliament was adjourned on Monday, four days before the scheduled time. During this, only 48 percent of the work was done in the Lok Sabha, while the work of 47 hours was disrupted in the Rajya Sabha due to commotion on various issues. The Monsoon Session of Parliament was scheduled to run from July 18 to August 12.
Government accountability is over: Congress
Ramesh told reporters, “Parliament has two pillars. One is productivity and the other is accountability. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has talked about productivity. We have to say that the accountability of this government under his leadership is over.” He claimed, “We were ready to sit on the 10th and 12th, but we did not see any eagerness from the government. Only BJP MPs wanted the session to be adjourned indefinitely on August 8 itself. There was no eagerness from the ruling party.
We could not raise many questions: Congress
“It was a very disappointing session. We could not raise many issues. After pressure from the opposition and two weeks of deadlock, only inflation could be discussed. There were issues related to the Agneepath scheme of army recruitment, challenges at the border and many states that we wanted to discuss. Narendra Modi was present in the Rajya Sabha for an hour. It was after several sessions that the Prime Minister was present in the House.” Ramesh alleged, “We see the Prime Minister ignoring the Parliament for eight years, but now the ministers of this government are also ignoring the Parliament.”
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