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Let Parliament work, we will revoke the suspension of deputies: from the government to Congress

The proceedings of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been halted mainly due to opposition protests and demands for a discussion on price hikes and the increase in the rate of GST on certain foodstuffs, since the beginning of the monsoon session on July 18.

New Delhi: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Monday that the government was ready to withdraw the suspension of opposition MPs if the leader of the parliamentary Congress party gives assurances at home that they will not come with placards.

“We have many bills to pass, but unfortunately the chamber is adjourned. If the leader of the congressional parliamentary party assures the chamber that the deputies will not come with signs, then we are ready to withdraw suspension,” Pralhad Joshi said.

“Despite this, the opposition is not cooperating, which means they are running away from the discussion of the price hike. If the opposition is really interested, they should allow the house to function normally,” he said. added.

The proceedings of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been halted mainly due to opposition protests and demands for a discussion on price hikes and the increase in the rate of GST on certain foodstuffs, since the beginning of the monsoon session on July 18.

“The government was ready from day one to discuss inflation, the opposition was not allowing the house to function normally. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had COVID. Since she came back, we have been asking them to run the house as normal. We have already decided that the issue of price increase will be discussed on Monday in Lok Sabha and Tuesday in Rajya Sabha, although this house was not allowed to show up. They are leaking the discussion on the question,” said Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

“Either the opposition MPs must express their regret for what they have done or their leader must ensure that they will not bring signs that are against the rules. In this case, the government is ready to propose the motion to revoke the suspension of MPs”. he added.

Meanwhile, sources said a meeting on the Lok Sabha standoff was held at the office of Lok Sabha chairman Om Birla. The President summoned the leaders of all parties to the meeting. The discussion on revoking the suspension of MPs was resumed at the meeting, they added.

(With ANI entries)

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