Threatening to act tough, BSP chief suggests action against those disrupting proceedings in the House
Accusing the government of not being serious in passing the bill for providing quota for SC/STs in promotions in government jobs, BSP chief Mayawati threatened to take a “tougher” stand, saying her “outburst” in Rajya Sabha was only “the first step.”
BSP had stalled proceedings in both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday and Mayawati had questioned Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari for not initiating action against those members who were disrupting business in the House.
“I had said two days ago that BSP would adopt a ‘tough’ stand. It is the responsibility of the government and the Rajya Sabha Chairman to bring the House in order. We will take our next stand at an appropriate time,” Mayawati told reporters outside Parliament House.
She accused the government of not being serious on the passage of the SC/ST quota bill.
Mayawati said, “The Chairman leaves at 12 noon and thereafter the Deputy Chairman sits on the Chair and thereafter there is drama. This drama is repeated every day,” suggesting action against members disrupting the House or suspending them to ensure that the House functions normally.
“There is a limit to tolerate things,” BSP chief Mayawati added.PTI