Opposition targets government over black money issue; TMC MPs protest outside Parliament

New Delhi: Stepping up attack on the government on the black money issue, Trinamool Congress MPs today blocked the main entrance of Parliament and threatened to derail House proceedings over the matter. The protest was later joined by Samajwadi Party and JDU.

Opposition targets government over black money issue; TMC MPs protest outside Parliament

The MPs, who had boycotted an all-party meeting called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, shouted anti-government slogans.

Majority of TMC MPs including Dinesh Trivedi and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar were at the gate shouting “Modi tanashai nahin chalegi” (Dicatorship will not be tolerated), “kala dhan wapas lao” (bring back black money) among others.

They said they will raise the black money issue on the floor of Parliament and seek the support of like-minded parties on this issue.

“BJP had promised that it would bring back black money after coming to power. It made a false promise,” they said.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “Government is ready for discussion on all issues and there is no rigid attitude.”

In a month-long session, in which the government is confident of passing legislation to allow more foreign investment in the insurance industry, despite hostile opposition parties. Other bills, including labour and land reform, will face stiff opposition.

The government will move 37 new Bills for introduction and taking up pending Bills for consideration and passing during the Winter session of Parliament. New bills to be introduced include Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Ordinance 2014, amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Motor Vehicles Act, Negotiable Instruments Act, Textile Undertakings (Nationalisation) Laws (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance 2014.

63 bills already introduced are pending before Parliament, which incudes The Waqf Properties (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Bill, 2014, The Human Immunodeficiency Virus And Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention And Control) Bill, 2014, The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, The Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2013, The Merchant Shipping (Second Amendment) Bill, 2013, The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013.

A day ago, ahead of winter session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoped that the session will be fruitful and praised positive role played by opposition in smooth functioning of Parliament in last session.

Narendra Modi said, “Just like the last session, I expect the same cooperation this time too. The winter session of the Parliament is starting today, good work for the nation will happen in a cool state of mind.”

Parliament Schedule

Following is the Parliament Schedule for Nov 25, 2014:

1. Oath
2. Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014
3. Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014


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  2. Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011 (Withdrawal)
  3. Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by certain Establishments) Amendment Bill, 2011
  4. Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014
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