‘No dharna’ in Parliament? As Congress Forgot Its 2009 Order, Lok Sabha Speaker Not Spared
New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday once again pulled up the opposition after a controversy over a parliamentary bulletin on dharna and protests in the Parliament House complex, as it turned out that such a circular is hardly a new development. He urged the political parties to refrain from making allegations without going into the facts and said that such circulars have been an issue for many years.
Political parties pulled up the government over a circular issued by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, which stated that “members may not use the premises of Parliament House for the purpose of holding any demonstration, dharna, strike, fasting, or any religious function”. “
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla told the MPs on the bulletin, “No circular was issued in Lok Sabha, but it is a process which is going on since 2009 and even before that. I would not ask political parties to make such allegations without facts.” I urge.” Not to use Parliament premises for picketing, fasting etc.
Birla said that no circular has been issued in the Lok Sabha and it is a process which is going on since 2009. “No circular was issued in Lok Sabha, but it is a process which is going on since 2009 and even before. I urge political parties not to make such allegations without facts.” This came after Republic accessed the 2009 circular which was virtually a carbon copy of the 2021 circular.
On Thursday too, the opposition created a ruckus in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha over some words being classified as unparliamentary. Om Birla, however, clarified that none of the words have been banned but will be removed on relevant grounds.
“Have they (opposition) read this 1100 page dictionary (containing unparliamentary words), if they … do not spread the wrong impression … It is issued in 1954 … 1986, 1992, 1999 , 2004, 2009, 2010… started releasing on an annual basis from 2010,” he said while showing the 2010 book ‘Exposed Words’, which was released by the then UPA government.
A new booklet of the Lok Sabha Secretariat states that words like ‘jumlajeevi’, ‘covid spreader’, ‘snoopgate’, ‘child wit’, ’embarrassment’, ‘abuse’, ‘betrayal’, ‘drama’, ‘hypocrisy’ The use of ‘, ‘corrupt’ and ‘incompetent’ will henceforth be treated as unparliamentary in both the houses.