BJP urges President to reconvene parliament for Lokpal Bill

On Thursday, the matter of adjourning the Rajya Sabha on December 29 midnight without any defended result is turn into another mode when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asked President Pratibha Patil to reconvene the winter session of Parliament for a vote on the Lokpal bill.

After party leaders, including president Nitin Gadkari and star LK Advani, met Patil to complain about what they said was “subversion of parliament” over the pending legislation, BJP leader Ananth Kumar told, “We urged (the president) to reconvene the winter session for the passage of the Lokpal bill before the budget session.”

In his statement, Rajya Sabha leader of opposition Arun Jaitley told reporters, “They complained that there has been a subversion of parliament institution.”

UPA govt. has not required majority in Rajya Sabha that is the reason they support resorting to “contrived disturbances” to adjourn parliament to avoid voting on the anti-graft Lokpal bill.

Accusing Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Jaitley said, “This is the first time in the country that to avoid voting, the government resorted to contrived disturbances in the parliament.”

“In our memorandum we have urged the president to intervene in this matter,” he added.

Lok Sabha opposition leader Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh, M. Venkaiah Naidu, SS Ahluwalia and Ravi Shankar Prasad , all were those who went to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and asked the president to suggest to the government that parliament session be reconvened and the voting procedure resumed.

L.K.Advani is the leader who tried to intervention the matter, termed this the “murder of democracy” he said, “Our national president and all us met the president and requested her to intervene. Our complaint and dissatisfaction is on what happened in the Rajya Sabha.”

However after three day extension, Lokpal bill could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha during Parliamentary winter session and adjourned on Dec 29 midnight without scheduled voting.

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