Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu raised great concern and expressed deep grief on Wednesday as he spoke about the disturbing scenario by Opposition MPs in the House. Opposition continued raising slogans over various issues as Naidu broke down saying the behavior was at an all-time low in the history of Rajya Sabha.
The “sacredness” of the House was destroyed by some Opposition MPs, adding I could not sleep last night – Naidu said
I am distressed by the way this sacredness has been destroyed yesterday – Venkaiah Naidu, Rajya Sabha Chairman
“I struggled to find out the reason for forcing this house to such a low yesterday. A discussion on agriculture problems and solutions was listed. I find it difficult to understand how the subject listed in the list of business for yesterday would have prevented any member from raising any issue connected to the farm sector, including the three farm Bills, which some members were keen to raise in the House,” Naidu remarked.
Parliament is a sacred place, Naidu said and added that in temples, devotees are allowed only up to the sanctum sanctorum and not beyond. Entering the sanctum sanctorum of the House is an act of sacrilege and it has become routine over the years, he said.
For the first time in history the RS behaviour was extremely distressful – Naidu
“I am distressed by the way this sacredness has been destroyed yesterday. While some members sat on the Table, some others climbed on the Table of the House, perhaps to be more visible with acts of sacrilege. I have no words to convey my anguish and to condemn such acts,” the Chairman said.
Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned sine die.