Cong has anti-democratic mindset, not allowing Parliament to function: BJP

In Lok Sabha, the members from the Congress, the Trinamool and some other opposition parties protested against the banking fraud committed by Nirav Modi and his associates, while the TDP and the YSR Congress demonstrated for special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 pm, while Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm as opposition members try to raise various issues.

Sources said the government will take up discussion and voting on demands for grants and the Finance Bill Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah presided over the BJP's weekly parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday morning.

Demands are generally guillotined after discussion and voting of demands of some of the ministries in the two Houses, but no such discussion has taken up because of daily disruption, though the government was listing discussion and voting of demands of the Railway Ministry and Social Justice Ministry every day in the Lok Sabha and that of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation om the Rajya Sabha.

As soon as Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took up the Question Hour, members from various parties, including the Congress, AIADMK, TDP and TRS trooped into the Well raising slogans and holding placards.

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Parliament proceedings have been washed out for more than a week now and the Opposition parties say the government has not reached out to them or made any effort to meet their demands to allow the House to run smoothly. "Chota Modi kahan gaya", read one of the placards.

When it re-assembled at 2 pm, the protesting MPs, including those from the TDP, trooped into the Well raising slogans and displaying placards.

"If this is the way MPs are behaving, I will adjourn the House". "It continues to have a similar repressive mindset towards democracy".

"It is the government's responsibility to make sure that Parliament functions smoothly".

"NEW DELHI: The ruling BJP and the Congress were on Tuesday engaged in a blame game over Parliament" s blockade since its second part of budget session began on March 5. "It is our duty to let it work and the government has been doing everything to ensure it happens", the Minister said. But the government will push its financial business this week itself, even if there is pandemonium in the House, since it has a Constitutional obligation to fulfil, he said.

"As per parliamentary practices, without deciding/informing all party leaders, to include the date and time of Guillotine and passing of Finance Bill in the List of Business is quite unusual".

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