December 5, 2016
Why is the Government not ready for discussion with voting on demonetisation: Sudip Bandyopadhyay | FULL TRANSCRIPT
Madam, what we have seen in today’s List of Business, the subject of Demonetisation has been inducted under Rule 193.
All the Opposition parties together made a fervent appeal to the government and to you, Madam, that the discussion be taken up under Adjournment Motion. If not, the Congress has placed a demand for discussion today under Rule 184.
It is my submission that I am prepared to withdraw my Notice under Rule 56 if the Chair accepts this Notice under Rule 184. Let this discussion take place and kindly don’t create pressure under the Rule 193.
They have their brute majority on the floor of the House and I don’t know why they are evading the discussion and voting. What’s wrong in it? It has never been clarified properly.
Madam, our fervent request, let the floor be properly honoured with your consent and the support of the Government.
Intervention during Zero Hour
The real question is who is running away from discussion. Ultimately discussion is not taking place. Whose responsibility is it to ensure that the House runs? There is a Government side and there is an Opposition side. They are in a position of majority; so it is up to them to see that the House runs properly, and they have a brute majority as result of which they can easily start discussion under Rule 184 – what the Congress party has submitted in consultation with others.
I have placed Adjournment Motion, Madam, but I want to withdraw if discussion starts under Rule 184 with voting. So I will request the Government to let there be normal situation in the House and let the debate start; there should be discussion with voting.