Even though the government was ready for a discussion on Manipur, the opposition disrupted Parliament proceedings and did now allow the debate to take place.

The BJP said that a discussion on the situation in Manipur would have sent out a “meaningful and positive” message to the people of the violence-hit state but the opposition parties did not let it happen because they felt that incidents of “misbehavior” with women in Congress-ruled states as well as the violence during the West Bengal panchayat elections may also come up.

Speaking to reporters outside Parliament complex, Union minister and Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal said, “The Congress and the rest of the opposition parties disrupted the House proceedings even though the government made it clear that it is ready for discussion.” “It became clear from the attitude of the opposition that they came, making up their mind, that they will not allow the House to function,” he charged.

The Aam Aadmi Party and the Samajwadi Party, slammed the BJP government at the Centre over the ethnic violence in Manipur and the purported video of two women being paraded naked in the northeastern state on May 4, a day after ethnic violence erupted in the northeastern state.

The BJP’s charge came after both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day on the first day of Monsoon session amid slogan shouting and demands for a discussion on the situation in strife-torn Manipur.

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