Even as the no-confidence motion continued in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, members of the Opposition and the treasury benches argued in Rajya Sabha over demands for discussion on Manipur during the session, leading to an adjournment and a subsequent walkout by Opposition MPs.
With leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge reminding the Chair of the notices under Rule 267 submitted by members, leader of the House Piyush Goyal said the repeated submission of the notices and the disruptions in Rajya Sabha were an attempt by the Opposition to “end all members’ privileges” as well as “running away from discussions on Manipur”.
“There has been so much trouble in Bishnupur (in Manipur) recently. We have been demanding discussion under 267 for so long. We will debate. Call the Prime Minister. We are ready,” said Kharge, responding to Goyal’s accusations.
Meanwhile, four Bills — the the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2023, Anusandhan National Research Foundation Bill, 2023, Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023, and the Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2023, were passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday via voice vote after Opposition leaders walked out.