Most of the Monsoon session of Parliament was spent amid commotion. The work was interrupted. Along with this, clashes were also seen. Rajya Sabha Chairman and country’s Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today asserted that the Opposition and the Treasury Bench in the House are like his two eyes and both are equal to him. On consideration of action against some unruly scenes in the Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session, Naidu said the entire matter was under consideration. An appropriate decision will be taken at the earliest.
On sending the Bills to the Select Committee of the House, he said that whenever differences persist on such matters in the House, the House takes decisions collectively. The Chair cannot compel this in any way.
Rajya Sabha proceedings were disrupted continuously due to uproar by opposition MPs over a range of issues including agricultural laws and the Pegasus espionage controversy. Chairman Venkaiah Naidu became emotional as soon as the proceedings of the House began in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Referring to Tuesday’s incident, Venkaiah Naidu said that all the sanctity of this Rajya Sabha was lost when some MPs sat on the table protesting the agricultural laws and other members climbed onto the table of the House. He had said that the opposition MPs who created ruckus in the House will have to face action.
Let us tell you that on Tuesday, the extent of the uproar in the Rajya Sabha was crossed when a Congress MP climbed the table and threw the rule book towards the seat. Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned for the day after being interrupted five times in this manner.