Birla cautions Moitra against making undue remarks

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday cautioned TMC member Mahua Moitra against making undue remarks during debates and casting aspersions on the chair’s impartiality during proceedings of the House.
The Speaker’s comments came after Moitra made certain remarks on the chair after she was not given an opportunity to ask a supplementary question on the country’s growth rate during the Question Hour.

“Honourable member, please don’t make undue comments and that too when sitting in someone else’s seat. Whether I am impartial or not, the House will decide…,” he said, expressing his displeasure over Moitra’s comments which was not audible in the din.

BJP issues whip to its MPs

The BJP has issued a whip asking its members of parliament to be present in their respective Houses on Tuesday when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to reply to discussions on the Union Budget in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Sitharaman is likely to speak in Lok Sabha first and then in Rajya Sabha. Discussions on the Union budget, which was presented on February 1, has been going on for the last few days in Parliament.