Rajya Sabha Secretariat opposes Mallikarjun Kharge’s remarks on Venkaiah Naidu
New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha Secretariat has demanded to counter the opposition’s statement on the winter session of Parliament. Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has made all necessary efforts to enable normal functioning of the House, a statement said.
The statement was essentially to counter the remarks of Leader of Opposition (LoP) Mallikarjun Kharge that when the opposition and the government were wrestling, there was no one to mediate the fight. This is the first time in Mr. Naidu’s tenure as the Chairman of the Upper House that such a statement has been issued.
The statement emphasized that Mr Naidu held talks with leaders of both sides and on several occasions in the House he urged both sides to resolve the matter amicably through dialogue.
“It is informed that initially it was moved to the Hon’ble Chairman that the Leader of the Opposition shall express regret on behalf of all the 12 suspended members on the Table of the House,” it said. But later, the opposition parties said that other parties whose members are suspended would all disagree with the LoP if they expressed regret on behalf of the suspended people. “It was also suggested that if all the parties concerned were not on the board, then regret could be expressed on the part of the interested parties to do so. But nothing happened thereafter,” it noted.
It was observed that the Chairman also suggested the Government to move a motion to waive the suspension in the event of such regret being expressed. The instance of former LOP Arun Jaitley expressing regret on behalf of seven suspended members (no BJP member suspended) for their misconduct during the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in 2010 was also cited during the discussion.
The opposition parties had refused to participate in the probe into the events of the monsoon session. It said that no progress had been made, due to the transfer of the posts of the concerned and, perhaps, the unwillingness to express regret over the misconduct of the suspended members and the need for an agreement between the parties concerned to express regret over the incidents caused by the suspension. due to lack.
“Therefore, it is wrong and misleading on the part of the concerned to suggest that the Hon’ble Speaker did not take the initiative to resolve the impasse. The Hon’ble Chairman shall take a special position in the matter of suspension of any section of the House to resolve the impasse on it. viewpoint, even though he has consistently associated himself with both sides of the House to find a way forward for the normal business of the House. The House maintains its dignity and decorum.”