Rampage pain in Lok Sabha, maintaining the dignity of Parliament: Om Birla
NEW DELHI: Lok sabha He postponed the House on Monday expressing personal pain over the uproar in the House during opposition protests against violence in Delhi.
The Chamber, which saw three postponements earlier because of the violence in Delhi, was postponed for the day it was called again at 4.30 pm.
He said the Chamber should work when members agree to do so with dignity.
Our effort must be to maintain dignity. It hurts me personally what happened in the Chamber. We do not want to direct the Chamber in this condition, said the speaker.
Referring to the members who had raised slogans, he said it would not hurt, but he is very hurt.
He urged all members, especially senior members, to work towards ensuring that the Lok sabha runs with dignity. Birla said the House belongs to all members and they can agree on a tradition to run it with dignity.
I feel that when the Chamber functions properly in a way that strengthens democracy, then it should only be administered, he said.
Members of Congress repeatedly assaulted the House's well with banners and shouted slogans against the government over Delhi's violence. They also sought the resignation of the Minister of Interior Amit Shah .
Protests began shortly after the House met at 2 p.m. after a previous postponement over the death of acting member Baidyanath Prasad Mahto of Janata Dal-United.
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs had previously condemned the members of the Opposition for breaking documents in the House.