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Parliament disruption will continue, says BJP

New Delhi, Feb 23 (Calcutta Tube) The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has threatened to stall proceedings in parliament on Wednesday as well though assuring that the presentation of the rail budget would not be disrupted.

‘Till the motions being moved by the opposition on the issue of price rise is accepted, the house proceedings will be stalled,’ said BJP spokesperson S.S. Ahluwalia. He added that the railway budget would not be disrupted.

Both houses of parliament were adjourned Tuesday over the price rise issue.

‘The entire opposition wanted a motion which was not merely a debating proposition but on which the house would also vote,’ Ahluwalia told reporters.

In the Rajya Sabha, the opposition wanted a debate under rules 167 and 168 under which the motion could be voted upon. In the Lok Sabha, an adjournment motion was moved.

While a discussion under an adjournment motion only requires voting, that under rules 167 and 168 requires both voting and the sense of the house to be recorded.

Ahluwalia said the government wanted to escape a parliamentary referendum in both houses.

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