Parliament logjam a part of govt strategy, alleges CPI(M)

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New Delhi, Dec 1: CPI(M) today (Dec 1) accused the government of deliberately allowing the logjam to continue in parliament as part of a "strategy" to escape discussion and debate on many issues, including Lokpal.

"It is becoming more and more apparent by the day that the government does not want this session to function. Because there are many issues which government may not want to discuss in Parliament," CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury told reporters outside Parliament.

Both Houses of Parliament witnessed uproarious scene over FDI in retail and other issues and adjourned without transacting any business for the eighth consecutive day.

Yechury said the government is solely responsible for the continuing logjam.

"If the House functions then they are bound to answer issues like corruption, black money and you have the issue of Lokpal on which the government itself is severely divided on the question of bringing the Prime Minister into the ambit," the Left MP said.

Attacking the government, he said, "There are various issues which government does not want to discuss so it suits them. That is the exact strategy otherwise there was an all-party meeting on the FDI and it was made very clear that the government has taken an executive decision which is against the propriety of parliament democracy.

"Now once having done that and in order to correct that they took our opinion. They said they would come back to us. At least as far as we are concerned, they have not come back. So it clearly shows the government is not interested in the session."


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