Mahajan hopes deadlock in Parliament ends

New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday expressed hope that the ongoing deadlock in Parliament would come to an end soon.
“The bills and laws can be passed only through discussions. Everybody is intelligent and I am sure that the issues will be sorted out,” she told the media here.

Mahajan, however, refused to comment on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra’s criticism of the ruling BJP on Facebook.

“I don’t know. It is for the Privilege Committee to see it,” she said.

Vadra took to Facebook to slam the BJP, saying he was disappointed to see the country being ruled by them.

“Parliament begins and so do their petty diversion political tactics… People of India are not fooled. Regret to see India Led by such so called leaders !!” he posted on Facebook.

Amidst uproar for the third consecutive day over former IPL chief Lalit Modi episode and Vyapam scam, both Houses of the Parliament have been adjourned for the day.

On the third of Monsoon Session, both the Houses witnessed brief adjournments over the issues.

In the Lok Sabha, several opposition members including Mallikarjun Kharge had given notices for suspension of the Question Hour to take up the issues. However, Speaker Sumitra Majahan rejected the notices.

BJP chief whip Arjun Ram Meghwal wanted to move a privilege motion against Vadra.

The House witnessed unprecedented noisy scenes forcing Speaker to adjourn the House till tomorrow.

The Rajya Sabha also witnessed two adjournments in the pre-lunch session amid uproar over the Lalit Modi episode with the opposition Congress continuously pressing for the resignation of the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

As the House re-assembled at noon after its first adjournment, Chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari wanted to take up question hour but the opposition refused to yield.

As the noisy scenes continued, Vice President Ansari had adjourned the House till 2 p.m., before adjourning it for the day. (ANI)