The UPA and its allies on Friday collectively came down heavily on the BJP for disrupting the proceedings of the Lok Sabha frequently, not allowing any discussion to take place on matters of urgent public importance and thereby 'hijacking the House'.
"The hijacking of the house at crucial occasions is condemnable. We collectively condemn it," CPI-M's Basudeb Acharia, Gurudas Dasgupta (CPI), C Kuppusami (DMK) and Devendra Prasad Yadav (RJD) said at a joint press conference along with Parliamentary Affairs Ministry Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi in the Parliament House premises.
The Minister said the important call attention motion raised by Brijesh Pathak (BSP) and the Private Members' Bills at 3.30 pm could not be taken up due to disruption of the proceedings by BJP.
"The Government is always prepared to discuss any matter or motion under any rule in the House, but the BJP always seeks to 'monopolise and hijack' the proceedings not allowing others to express their views. The BJP's tendency to disrupt the proceedings is unfortunate," he said.
Acharia deplored the 'disruptionist tendency' of BJP and noted that even the Budget was passed without any discussion. "This is an attempt to weaken the Govenment and the Parliamentary system. We are the largest allies supporting the Government from outside and have our differences with them but express them on the floor of the House."
He said in the 12th and 13th Lok Sabha, only three ajournment motions were admitted and adopted, while in the 14th Lok Sabha, so far, we have already admitted and disposed of five adjournment motions," Dasmunsi said.