BJP MPs to observe fast protesting Parliament stalemate

Budget Session BJP-NDA MPs Decide Not to Take Salary For 23 Days Over no Work in Parliament

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Calling the decision as "historic", Kumar said after Independence, it is for the first time that the ruling party members are foregoing their salaries and perks as Parliament has not functioned.

In Lok Sabha, Congress, Trinamool Congress, TDP and Left parties made fervent appeals to the Speaker to take up the pending no-confidence motion and then proceed with debate on issues.

Lawmakers of the BJP, including ministers, and those of the Congress, stood facing each other at the Gandhi statue with placards, each side screaming slogans and trying to out-shout the other side.

NDA MPs have decided not to take their salaries and allaownces for the days parliament could not function properly.

"I make an appeal to all of you to appear here next time to do what we were given to do at the time of Independence", Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said.

At a press conference here, Union minister Ananth Kumar quoted Modi as having accused the Opposition, especially the Congress, of practising "divisive and negative" politics. Congress leaders protested over Kumar's remark for holding its leaders responsible for disruption in the house.

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"It's because of Congress's undemocratic politics that Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have not been functional".

It is not only the Congress which has cornered the Modi government in both Houses of Parliament.

Noisy protests by AIADMK members seeking early constitution of the Cauvery water management board saw the House being adjourned for the day.

The Congress and the entire opposition is keen to hold a discussion on the no-confidence motion and other key national issues, but the government is not showing any inclination and is not interested to discuss important issues such as the banking scam, Mr. Venugopal said. "We'll sit in protest against the negative attitude of Congress during last 23 days", Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters.

The Budget Session of Parliament started on January 29 and concluded on Thursday.

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