Moments before the House of Parliament was adjourned ‘Sine-Dine’ on Wednesday, its members witnessed Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu get emotional over the ruckus created by opposition MPs on Tuesday.
Ugly scenes were witnessed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday as opposition MPs climbed on the officials’ table, waved black cloth, and threw files when the House began a discussion on farmers’ protest against new reform laws. Several MPs stood on the table where the parliamentary staff sits right below the chair, while others crowded around it shouting anti-government slogans. A few members squatted on the tables for over one-and-half hours during which proceedings were adjourned multiple times.
Referring to Tuesday’s events, Naidu said Parliament, the apex legislature of the country, is regarded as the “temple of democracy” hence all sacredness of the House was destroyed yesterday when some members sat on the tables and some climbed on the table where officers and reporters of the House, the Secretary General and the Presiding Officer sit and which is considered as the holy sanctum sanctorum of the House.
As soon as it began, Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, and Trinamool Congress members resorted to an undemocratic attitude. Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa on Tuesday threw files at the Rajya Sabha Chair while the entire Opposition celebrated the ruckus in the Parliament.
The code of conduct of the opposition MPs was widely criticized by people alike.