The Monsoon Session of Parliament experienced another day of turmoil as the Manipur crisis took center stage, causing disruptions in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The heated atmosphere led to multiple adjournments, extending the proceedings’ suspension until July 31.
In the Lok Sabha, amidst uproar, slogans, and placards, the proceedings were initially adjourned until noon. However, upon resumption, the tension escalated, leading to further adjournment till the specified date. The opposition alliance comprising 26 parties presented a notice of no-confidence in the Lok Sabha, demanding the Prime Minister’s intervention to address the Manipur situation within the House. While the notice was accepted, the date for the debate is yet to be confirmed.
In the Rajya Sabha, a similar scenario unfolded, with proceedings adjourned till July 31 after a fiery argument between Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar and Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’Brien. The altercation saw O’Brien urging a serious discussion on Manipur under Rule 267, emphasizing the gravity of the issue, while the Chairman accused him of resorting to theatrics and asked him to take his seat.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Muralidharan informed the Rajya Sabha that discussions on the Government of NCT of Delhi Bill will be scheduled for the following week. The Bill pertains to the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Ordinance, 2023, focusing on delineating the powers of the Delhi state government and the Lieutenant Governor.
The Manipur crisis, at the core of the Parliament’s chaos, continues to stir debates and demands for immediate attention. The situation remains volatile, prompting the opposition to take strong stances and seek the Prime Minister’s intervention for resolution.