Question Hour and Zero Hour were washed out after members from the TDP, Congress, AIADMK, TRS, etc. trooped into the Well. On March 5, when the house was adjourned after the opposition stormed the well over the NPA and PNB issue, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad responded to it by way of a press conference from the party headquarters.
Parliament remained deadlocked for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday as the opposition parties, NDA constituent TDP and some others stuck to their various demands even as the ruling BJP and main opposition Congress traded charges, accusing each other for the logjam.
While the Congress and the Trinamool Congress were raising the issue of Punjab National Bank scam, the TRS sought increased reservation quota and the AIADMK wanted the government to constitute the Cauvery management board. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had to adjourn the proceedings for an hour.
Stalemate ends in bitter university pensions row
The union has threatened a further 14 days of strikes, "designed to hit the exam and assessment periods between April and June". The hashtag #NoCapitulation was trending on Twitter as staff members and students took to social media to voice their anger.
As the House met for the day in the morning, Naidu adjourned it till 2 p.m, after his appeal to the members to not display placards etc., or make noise fell on deaf ears. Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu said discussions on the bank fraud have been permitted under rule 176 that provides for a member to give notice of a short duration discussion for raising a matter of urgent public importance.
The Rajya Sabha witnessed acrimonious scenes as opposition parties insisted on a discussion on the PNB fraud under a rule that entailed voting. Let the House function effectively. Naidu said "people are being impatient and (protests) show Parliament in poor light".
If the government is trying to reach out to the opposition parties in any manner, they are neither talking about it nor is any move visible. "If my motion is not accepted, principle of natural justice will be denied", Roy said.
Foreign lawyers, firms can not practice or open offices in India
However, the Bombay High Court in Lawyers' Collective had held that foreign law firms could not open liaison offices in India. In doing so, the top court upheld the Bombay and Madras high court judgments on the matter, but with certain modifications.
As soon as the House reassembled in the afternoon, some TDP and Congress members came near the Chair's podium holding placards.
An anguished Kurien said "This is not fair".
After both the houses were adjourned early on the day, Congress hit back at BJP.
Defence Minister Nimala Sitharaman To Visit China Next Month
Replying to a question on her China visit, Sitharaman told reporters "Yes, (the visit is) probably sometime in late April". The visit was confirmed by Sitharaman herself on the sidelines of a conference in New Delhi .