Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday apparently expressed unhappiness over Parliamentarians skipping Lok Sabha session. Speaking in the house during the debate on demands for grants of Ministries of Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare, Om Birla appealed parliamentarians to attend the sessions and said that they will be benefited from speeches of fellow members.
Om Birla also requested the parties to ask their MPs to spend maximum time in the parliament. Urging members not to skip the session after their speeches, Om Birla suggested that MPs can telephone their colleagues and ask them to benefit from the discussion that revolves around the development.
It should be noted that the new Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is being appreciated by the MPs for giving them time to speak on the issues being debated. Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu was among those lauded the speaker for giving the opportunity to all members by sitting in House.
The Lok Sabha session on Tuesday began late and continued late till midnight. The House discuss the demand for grants of Roads, Transport and Highways ministry.
While earlier in the day BJP held its Parliamentary Board meeting. Reportedly, PM Narendra Modi in the meeting expressed displeasure over the absence of many ministers from Parliament. Senior Leader, as quoted by ANI, claimed that PM Modi has sought to submit the names of MPs who are skipping Parliament session by evening.
Briefing the media after the BJP Parliament Board meeting, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said, ‘As usual, Prime Minister has urged…he has said that there are no exceptions from being present in Parliament while the session is on. It is compulsory for everyone to be present’.
Joshi further added that PM Modi said all the MPs should ensure to attend the parliament regularly and ensure that all the welfare schemes should reach the people.