Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for adhering to Parliamentary norms and never disrupting House proceedings by entering into the Well of the House.
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the first day of its 250th session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I would like to appreciate two parties, NCP and BJD. These parties have strictly adhered to Parliamentary norms. They have never rushed into the Well of the House. Yet, they have raised their points very effectively and also performed very well.”
“Much can be learnt from these practices. Other parties including mine (BJP) can learn from them. Rushing into the Well of the House and causing disruptions is not the only method,” said the Prime Minister.
The Parliament witnessed a stormy start to the Winter Session on Monday, with Opposition leaders protesting against the detention of Lok Sabha member and Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and others.
Rajya Sabha proceedings were also adjourned till 2 pm by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu after obituary references were made on the demise of Jagannath Mishra, Arun Jaitley, Gurudas Dasgupta, Ram Jethmalani and Sukhdev Singh Libra.
The session will end on December 13. The session will have a total of 20 sittings spread over a period of 26 days including four Private Members’ days.