Opposition parties Congress and Shiv Sena raised slogans in Lok Sabha on Monday, the first day of the winter session of the Parliament.
Once the new members took oath and the house paid condolences to Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members who passed away recently, members of the opposition, specially Congress party, thronged the well raising slogans.
Congress MPs accused the government of attacking opposition parties and implicating them in false cases. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, leader of the Congress Party in Lok Sabha, raised the issue of removal of Special Protection Group (SPG) protection of Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. National Conference and Congress Party also raised the issue of detention of Farooq Abdullah and demanded that he should be allowed to attend the house.
MPs of former BJP ally in the NDA, Shiv Sena, also raised slogans in the house demanding compensation for farmers and declaration of unseasonal rains in Maharashtra as natural calamity. Later, they staged a walk out.
Speaker Om Birla told the sloganeering members that they he is ready to discuss all issues and MPs would be given an opportunity to raise issues after the Question Hour.
“I am ready to discuss all issues. Please go to your seats… This House is not for sloganeering but for debates and discussions,” Birla said. However, the MPs still continued to create ruckus and raise slogans.
However, seven questions and related supplementaries were still taken up during the Question Hour.
PM Modi was not present in the Lok Sabha.