Don’t use Bihar verdict to disrupt Parliament: Govt tells opposition

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 09, 2015 16:47 IST
Venkaiah Naidu told the opposition the election victory in Bihar should not be used to disrupt the upcoming winter session of Parliament. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

The election victory in Bihar should not be used to disrupt the upcoming winter session of Parliament set to begin November 26, union parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu told the Opposition on Monday.

Talking to reporters after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA), Naidu said the poll verdict reflected the aspirations of the people of Bihar and not of the nation.

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“We will do a detailed analysis of the outcome, but all concerned need to understand that the Bihar verdict needs to be taken in the right perspective. To interpret the result as a mandate to disrupt Parliament is questioning the wisdom of people of the state,” he said.

He asserted that it was wrong to say the Bihar results reflected the country’s mood and that the Grand Alliance -- comprising the Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress -- won only because the “social arithmetic” was in their favour.

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The previous session was a near washout with the Opposition repeatedly disrupting both houses of Parliament over corruption charges involving three senior BJP leaders.

The Narendra Modi government is keen to take up important legislations like the GST bill, Land Acquisition Bill, the Real Estate Regulation and Development Bill and Negotiable Instruments Arbitration Bill.

“The verdict is a clear statement of Bihar’s aspirations as their development and that of India are inter-linked and mutually reinforcing. People of Bihar also want development like any other state and have given their mandate to Nitish,” Naidu said.

The CCPA chaired by union home minister Rajnath Singh decided to hold the winter session from November 26 to December 23.

(With agency inputs)

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