Govt no to Oppn demand for adjournment motion on price rise
Government on Monday rejected opposition demand for a discussion in the Lok Sabha on the issue of price rise through an adjournment motion, which will necessitate a voting.delhi Updated: Feb 22, 2010 19:46 IST
Government on Monday rejected opposition demand for a discussion in the Lok Sabha on the issue of price rise through an adjournment motion, which will necessitate a voting.
"These discussions do not lie under (the purview of) adjournment motion," Parliamentary Affairs Minister P K Bansal told reporters.
Accusing the opposition of being not fair on the issue, he said the government was not afraid to face any motion. "We are very confident. We are going to last for five years. There is no fear of anything.....," he said.
He was replying to a question whether he feared that the government would lose majority when voting under adjournment motion is taken up.
Bansal said the government's objection was on matters of principles as the opposition was not playing as per rules governing the conduct of the House.
Besides, he said, under adjournment motion the discussion could be taken up only at four PM and it has to be completed within two-and-a-half hours, while a special discussion under 193 could go up to seven hours.
Earlier, the opposition parties said they would move an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha tomorrow if the government failed to hold a discussion on the price rise issue.