New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) As the government tried to debate the Food Bill in the Lok Sabha Monday, opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said they would not allow any important bill to be passed amidst the din.
“The way the government tried to pass the Food Security Bill today is an attempt to divert attention from the corruption of their ministers,” Sushma Swaraj told reporters.
“We want a debate on important bills like the Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill. But when the situation in parliament is so tense that there is a demand for the resignation of the prime minister and other ministers, trying to get the bill passed in the din in condemnable,” she said.
“If the government tries to pass the bills in the din, the opposition will protest,” she added.
The UPA government Monday tried to debate and pass the National Food Security Bill but could not as the opposition continued to disrupt the house over the coal blocks issue.
Food minister K.V. Thomas moved the bill saying it was a key UPA legislation that would give the right to subsidised grains to around 67 percent of the population.
However, the BJP, Samajwadi Party and Akali Dal members disrupted the house over separate issues.