New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman, M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition parties against the Deputy Chairman saying that the motion was not in proper format.
Soon after the Zero hour and laying of Special Mentions, the Chairman said, “I have received a letter from Opposition leaders on no-confidence against Deputy Chairman, Harivansh saying that he violated rules. The notice period of 14 days is required. I rule that the motion by Leader of the opposition and other members is not admissible.”
The opposition had given a no confidence motion to the Chair against the Deputy Chairman saying that they were not allowed to put across their point of view by him during the passage of the farm sector bills on Sunday.
Referring to happenings in the House on Sunday, the Chairman said that he was pained about what happened on September 21.
“It was a bad day for Rajya Sabha. Some members came to the well of the House. They threw papers, they broke microphones, they abused the Deputy Chairman, It tarnished the image of Parliament”
The Chairman said that all social distancing and Covid protocols were violated on Monday.
“Whatever happened yesterday defied logic. You have no right to obstruct the chair and the business in the House. Is it a Parliamentary standard? I suggest to the members to do some introspection. If marshals were not called on time, what would have happened? This should not be allowed. If you have any problem, the only way is to, discuss. The Deputy Chairman was physically threatened. I was worried about his physical being”, the Chairman said.