Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday came down heavily on the opposition over the disruptions in the Rajya Sabha proceedings and said that opposition leaders do not want an organised discussion. Asserting that there is a "huge opportunity for discussing all political and economic issues in Parliament", Jaitley fumed at the way the Congress-led opposition is resorting to disrupting proceedings of the House.
"There is a huge opportunity for discussing all political & economic issues this week in the parliament. Instead, rules are to be violated, every day an effort has to be made to get the House adjourned, then it is obvious that they don't want an organised discussion," he told media.
What Opposition parties have done in Rajya Sabha today led by Congress party is absolutely unprecedented. Congress and some other parties have tried to manufacture an issue when none existed," he added. The opposition on Tuesday boycotted the Rajya Sabha in the post-lunch session, complaining that their voice was being muzzled outside as well as inside Parliament.
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