President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday spoke about the continued disruptions in the proceedings of the parliament and said that the parliamentary freedom must not be used by causing disruptions.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday spoke about the continued disruptions in the proceedings of the parliament and said that the parliamentary freedom must not be used by causing disruptions. President Mukherjee said that he had no intentions of naming any individual but disrupting the parliament had become a habit of late. He spoke about the pending Women reservation bill and said that it has been in the parliament for a long time. He said that the representation of women in the parliament was abysmally low, which was unacceptable.
The parliament has been in a constant state of disruption ever since the beginning of the Winter session this year following the overnight announcement of the demonetisation drive By Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The opposition has repeatedly protested against the drive and has demanded the Prime Minister be present in the parliament for a discussion on the matter. The opposition has accused the PM of being in the contempt of the parliament and said that PM Modi speaks everywhere about the demonetisation drive but the House.
However, in a few instances, the Prime Minister was seen to be present in parliament, the opposition did not go for a discussion and was seen outside the House protesting outside the Gandhi statue. The opposition has accused the PM and the ruling BJP of informing their close associates of the demonetisation scheme even before it had officially been announced. Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had criticised the opposition for disrupting the parliament and not letting the house function.