BJP-NDA MPs decides not to take 23 days salary and other allowances after budget session as the Parliament was nonfunctioning.
BJP and NDA MPs set a high standard on Wednesday by deciding to take 23 days’ wages and other allowances after the budget session due to disruption in the proceedings of the Parliament by Congress and other opposition parties. Due to the uncalled-for activities by various political parties, this session was almost completely non-existent.
Announcing the decision, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said that the NDA has decided that its MPs will not get their pay and other allowances for the 23 days during which the Congress did not allow the proceedings of the House. He told reporters, “Congress is acting non-democratic by preventing passage of important bills, which ruin the wealth of our tax payers.” Interestingly, Ananth Kumar targeted only Congress for the interference in the Parliament, while AIADMK, TDP, YSR Congress and TRS also interrupted the proceedings of the House on various occasions and on various issues. He said, “This is the public money, MPs have been selected to work for the public. When no work is done then we decided not to take the salary.” Ananth Kumar said, “After the mandate given to Narendra Bhai Modi, the Congress has become intolerant. We talk about the people.” second and the last part of the budget session which started on March 5 ended without discussion. For this, the opposition parties and the government have made allegations and reactions on each other. Where in the first five days the Congress interrupted the proceedings of the House on the bank scam, after which YSR Congress and TDP brought a no-confidence motion on the issue of special state status to Andhra Pradesh, besides Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPI (M) Interrupted. The Congress party has also stalled the Parliament to stop the passing and discussion on important bills like the triple talaq. The opposition has made this habit of stalling the parliamentary proceedings.