Efforts to end the deadlock in the Lok Sabha were inconclusive, no solution was found in the meeting called by Speaker Om Birla.

By Priyanka Tiwari July 25, 2023 4:47 PM IST

New Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla called the ruling party and the opposition on Tuesday for the purpose of removing the deadlock in Parliament. However, during this both the parties remained adamant on their stand and this all-party meeting ended without any result. While giving this information, sources said that despite the efforts of the Lok Sabha Speaker to end the impasse in Parliament, the opposition parties refused to back down from their stand and insisted on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demand for a statement on the situation in Manipur.

A source said that “in the all-party meeting, the government said that it is ready to discuss the current situation in Manipur.” Om Birla urged all the leaders to once again discuss this topic in their party. Along with this, he said that a meeting will be held once again on this issue.

‘Government ready to discuss every issue’
After this meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi told reporters in the Parliament House complex, ‘Many bills and issues related to the country’s interest are pending for discussion before the House.’ He said, ‘The government does not want to pass any bill without discussion and wants to discuss every issue in a systematic and constructive manner.’

The Union Minister said, ‘I once again appeal to the opposition to cooperate in running the House.’ “We are ready to discuss the issue of Manipur whenever the Lok Sabha Speaker decides and if he decides to have a discussion tomorrow, we are ready as well,” he said. He said that after the discussion the Home Minister (Amit Shah) will give a detailed answer.

On the other hand, in response to a question, he said whether there should be atrocities on women or atrocities on Dalits, the MPs of Rajasthan are also demanding a discussion on this and the Lok Sabha Speaker has to decide in this regard.

‘Manipur’s demand for discussion was immediately accepted’
During this, Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, who was present there, told reporters, ‘I want to remind that when Home Minister Amit Shah ji called a meeting on the issue of Manipur and after that when all-party meeting of leaders of political parties was held, there was no issue related to Prime Minister in all those meetings.’ He said that in the all-party meeting of the leaders of the house, they (opposition) had demanded an immediate discussion and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who was presiding over the meeting, immediately accepted this request.

The Law Minister said that due to the popularity of the Prime Minister, the frustrated opposition is now looking for excuses to disrupt the House. Meghwal said, ‘We are trying to end the deadlock, but the opposition parties come up with new demands every time.’

These leaders attended the meeting called by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandopadhyay, Nationalist Congress Party’s Supriya Sule and Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel were present in the meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday to end the impasse in the lower house.

Apart from this, Lalan Singh of Janata Dal (United), TR Baalu ​​of DMK, Farooq Abdullah from National Conference, Pashupatinath Paras from Lok Janshakti Party, Asaduddin Owaisi from AIMIM, Nama Nageswara Rao from Telugu Desam Party, CPR Natarajan from Marxist Communist Party, ET Bashir Mohammed from Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and Srinivasa Reddy from Telangana Rashtra Samithi were present in it.

Let us tell you that since the beginning of the Manasutra session of Parliament, which started on Thursday last week, there has been a deadlock on the issue of Manipur violence. In the lower house, both Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah have said that the government is ready to discuss this issue. However, the opposition is adamant on the statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this matter and the demand for discussion thereafter.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar also held a meeting on this issue with leaders of opposition parties on Monday, in which Congress MPs Jairam Ramesh, BRS’s K Keshav Rao, Biju Janata Dal’s Sasmit Patra and Aam Aadmi Party’s Raghav Chadha attended. On the other hand, BJP sources said that Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had separately spoken to Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and DMK leader TR Balu to resolve the impasse, but it yielded no result.

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