The INDIA alliance switched a no-confidence motion on July 26 to demand an address from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Manipur turmoil. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla set the date and time for the discussion, and MPs demanded a proper debate on the floor. Despite the unrest, the Centre passed two bills, the Forest Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2023 and the Constitution (ST) Order (Third Amendment) Bill 2022. On Thursday, the Rajya Sabha was the scene of a “slogan war”. As opposition MPs demanded the prime minister’s response to the Manipur issue. The Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman postponed the session until 2:00 PM. amid tense chaos in both Houses of Parliament.
Both Houses seemed adjourned until 2:00 PM on Thursday due to the Manipur issue
The Opposition has been using phrases like “Pradhan Mantri Sadan me aao,” “PM chuppi todo,” and “PM hosh me aao” to criticize the government of India over the Manipur issue.
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INDIA filed a no-confidence motion
After days of gridlock in the Parliament, the INDIA alliance on July 26 switched a no-confidence motion as an advance in its demonstration. Demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the Manipur turmoil.
After accepting it, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla told the House that he would set the date and time for the motion’s discussion after speaking with the party leaders. After that, MPs of the lower House of Parliament demanded a proper debate on the floor in response to the central government’s position on the unrest in Manipur.
No question concerning Manipur violence gets acknowledged in the Monsoon session
The Opposition claimed that Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge’s microphone turned off while he spoke to the House on Tuesday. This led to chaos in Rajya Sabha. Similarly, senior Congressman P. Chidambaram claimed that since the start of the monsoon session on July 20, not a single question regarding the Manipur issue seemed acknowledged and responded to in Parliament.
Amid the ruckus, the Center passed two Bills in Parliament
Even though there was unrest in both Houses, the Centre passed the Forest Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023, in the Lok Sabha following a brief (30-minute) debate. After the Opposition organized a walkout of the Rajya Sabha, the Constitution (ST) Order (Third Amendment) Bill, 2022, became law by voice vote.
Slogan wars: “Modi, Modi vs. INDIA, INDIA”
On Thursday, the Rajya Sabha was the scene of a “slogan war” as opposition MPs demanded the prime minister’s response to the Manipur issue and members of the ruling party retaliated by chanting on behalf of the PM.
Jaishankar is “upset” about the Opposition’s behavior in the Rajya Sabha
“We may disagree internally, but when we travel abroad, we should present a unified front. In the name of the nation’s interest, politics must keep aside, and opposition behavior today deserves closer scrutiny,” according to Union Minister Jaishankar.
The Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman postponed the session until 2:00 PM. amid tense chaos in both Houses of Parliament.