Call it a bid to embarrass the opposition party or NDA's way to ensure that its banner keeps flying high, the MPs of the ruling government in India - for the first time- have said that they won't take the pay for the 23 days during which parliamentary sessions were disrupted. Swamy said, "I used to go daily, if House did not run, it is not my fault".
He alleged that the Congress was increasingly becoming intolerant of people's mandate for the Modi government.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Friday (April 6) launched a scathing attack on the Congress over the washout of the second half of Budget Session and said the grand old party has been indulging in "divisive and negative politics".
On Thursday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar reiterated - despite NDA ally Shiv Sena openly taking exception to the BJP's position - that the "BJP and NDA MPs would not draw their salaries and perks for 23 days". Yesterday, reacting to the accusation of th disruption of the parliament, Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi slammed Ananth Kumar.
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All through the Budget Session, protests by MPs from different states, with various demands, caused unending adjournments in both houses of the Parliament.
On a day the BJP is celebrating its 38th foundation day, Modi said it has become the largest party due to people's blessings and tireless efforts of its workers and also paid tributes to many of its late leaders and workers.
Senior RSP leader NK Premachandran told BusinessLine that the way House was not allowed to function by the Centre was unprecedented in history. "Since no business has been transacted, we have made a decision to forego our salary and allowances for 23 days", Kumar told reporters. On the other hand, the opposition parties are complaining that they are not being let to raise the issue matter to them.
Both Houses of Parliament have seen disruptions on consecutive days during this Budget session over issues such as the CBSE paper leak, Cauvery and special status to Andhra Pradesh.