<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Friday, December 3, 1999/Agrahayana 12, 1921 (Saka )


Type of Debate: BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Title: Statement regarding Government Business for the week commencing Monday, 6th December, 1999 and submissions made by the members.

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THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS (SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR): With your permission, Sir, I rise to announce that Government Business during the week commencing Monday, 6th December, 1999 will consist of:-

1. Consideration of any item of Government Business carried over from today's Order Paper.

2. Consideration and passing of the following Bills as passed by Rajya Sabha:-

(a) The Notaries (Amendment) Bill, 1999

(b) The Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 1999

(c) The Indian Majority (Amendment) Bill, 1999

(d) The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 1999

(e) The Administrators General (Amendment) Bill, 1999

(f) The Trade Marks Bill, 1999

(g) The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 1999

(h) The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and

Protection) Bill, 1999

3. Discussion and voting on:-

(a) Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 1999-2000

(b) Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 1999-2000

4. Consideration and passing of the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disability Bill, 1999

5. Consideration and passing of the Central Industrial Security Force (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 1999

SHRI VILAS MUTTEMWAR (NAGPUR): Sir, I request that the following two subjects may be included for discussion in the next week's agenda:-

1. Lack of adequate transportation facilities in more than fifty per cent rural areas of the country resulting in their inability to contribute in development work by joining the national mainstream and urges upon the Government to prepare and implement a time-bound programme to link all the villages of the country with metalled roads.

2. Growth of population in the country, especially in urban areas and urges upon the Government to take timely steps for providing sufficient infrastructure and housing facilities in high density population areas.

SHRI P.C. THOMAS (MUVATTUPUZHA): Sir, my first submission is with regard to the killings which took place in Kerala recently which are incessantly taking place. ...(Interruptions)

SHRI SURESH KURUP (KOTTAYAM): Sir, it is a State subject. It cannot be raised in this House. There is a State Government there. ...(Interruptions)

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, it is true that there is a State Government. There is total failure of law and order in the State. ...(Interruptions)

SHRI SURESH KURUP : Sir, how can that be raised here? ...(Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Thomas, please complete your submission.

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : The State Government is doing nothing there. ...(Interruptions) There is constitutional breakdown on the part of the Government of Kerala. ...(Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Thomas, what is your submission?

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, so many killings are taking place. The Government of India should interfere.

SHRI KODIKUNNIL SURESH (ADOOR): Sir, I gave a notice on this issue.

SHRI RAMESH CHENNITHALA (MAVELIKARA): Sir, it is a very serious matter. ...(Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER : Law and order is entirely a State subject. Shri Thomas, please understand.

SHRI BASU DEB ACHARIA (BANKURA): Sir, law and order is a State subject. It cannot be raised here. ...(Interruptions)

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, there has been a constitutional breakdown in the State. The Government of Kerala is responsible. ..(Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Thomas, you are a senior member. Please understand that.

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, they are killing each other. ...(Interruptions)

SHRI C.P. RADHAKRISHNAN (COIMBATORE): Sir, they are State-sponsored killings. They are going on for the past two decades. ...(Interruptions) This is happening for the past two decades.

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, the Government of India should interfere.

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Thomas, you are a senior member.

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MR. SPEAKER : Shri Somaiya, please take your seat.

SHRI K. MURALEEDHARAN (CALICUT): Sir, the killings are going on continuously.

SHRI RAMESH CHENNITHALA : Sir, it is a serious thing. ...(Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Chennithala, please take your seat.

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, there is a total constitutional breakdown of law and order on the part of the Government of Kerala which has not intervened yet.

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Thomas, you are a senior member. Please understand. What is your second submission?

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, the Government should send forces from here. Recently Yuva Morcha persons were killed the other day. It is well-known.

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Thomas, please understand.

SHRI C.P. RADHAKRISHNAN : Sir, they were B.J.P. workers. It is going on for decades.

SHRI KODIKUNNIL SURESH : Sir, I gave a notice on this.

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Thomas, what is your second submission?

... (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER : Hon. Members may please take their seats.

SHRI A.C. JOS (TRICHUR): Sir, yesterday also there was a mention. There is a constitutional breakdown there.

SHRI RAMESH CHENNITHALA : The Government machinery has failed there.

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, the Government machinery has completely broken down. The Government of Kerala has not interfered. They have failed to take measures.

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Thomas, what is your second submission?

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, I have given notice for two submissions. The first was ...

MR. SPEAKER : That is over. What is your second submission?

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Then, we will raise it in the 'zero hour'.

MR. SPEAKER : No.

SHRI KODIKUNNIL SURESH : Sir, I have given notice to raise this issue in the 'zero hour'.

SHRI BASU DEB ACHARIA : He should not be allowed to raise it here.

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, my second submission is a very sweet submission. That will not be objected by anybody. That is, that the prices of pineapple have come down from ten rupees to two rupees per kilogram and the farmers are in great hardship. ...(Interruptions)

SHRI MOHAN S. DELKAR (DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI): Sir, please allow me.

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Delkar, please take your seat.

SHRI MOHAN S. DELKAR : Sir, ultimately you are using the rules against me. I want to raise an important issue.

MR. SPEAKER : Please take your seat. This is not the way.

SHRI P.C. THOMAS : Sir, on my second submission, there should not be any objection. It is a very sweet matter. It is regarding pineapple. Pineapple is grown in my constituency. The price of pineapple has come down from ten rupees to two rupees per kilogram. I submit humbly that this must be taken up in the next week's agenda for discussion.

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Punnu Lal Mohale to speak next.

... (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER : Shri Delkar, yesterday also I told you, you must first know the procedure. You please take your seat. Now it is the stage of submissions and not 'zero hour'.

SHRI MOHAN S. DELKAR : Sir, please allow me. I request you. You are not allowing me.

MR. SPEAKER : Hon. Member, you are unnecessarily disturbing the House. Please understand that.

SHRI MOHAN S. DELKAR : Sir, I am not disturbing. I want justice. ...(Interruptions)

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SHRI AMAR ROY PRADHAN (COOCHBEHAR): Sir, I request that the following items may be included in the next week's agenda. In respect of item number one, I think that the words `ISI activities' have been missing due to printing mistake or typing mistake. The items are:-

1) Remedial steps being taken by Government to check the increasing terrorism and ISI activities in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, North-Eastern region and other States in the country.

2) Steps being taken by the Government to improve the living conditions of two lakh Indian citizens by exchange of Indian enclaves with Bangladeshi enclaves. The condition of Indian citizens in Indian enclaves surrounded by Bangladeshi enclaves is deteriorating day by day. Voting rights are not given to them.

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SHRI T.T.V. DHINAKARAN (PERIYAKULAM): Hon. Speaker Sir, I request that the following subject may be included for discussion in the next week's agenda:-

Cardamom, a precious commercial crop has great export potential and is capable of earning the much needed foreign exchange. Cardamom has been placed in the Open General Licence List. This has adversely affected the cardamom growers.

I appeal to the Centre to delete Cardamom from OGL category.

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Hon. Speaker Sir, I would submit that this is one subject which I had raised during Eleventh Lok Sabha also--I was not there in the last Lok Sabha--and my motion was admitted under Rule 193 and in the meantime, the Lok Sabha was dissolved.

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SHRI RAJIV PRATAP RUDY : Sir, I request that the following two subjects may be included for discussion in the next week's agenda:-

1. To discuss steps to improve the standard of sports in the country, especially with reference to our preparation for the next Olympic Games shceduled to be held in Sydney next year.

This is one issue. Again Sir, the Olympic Games will be held and we will not get a single bronze medal and then, the whole House will feel ashamed.

MR. SPEAKER: Again, you are deviating from the subject.

SHRI RAJIV PRATAP RUDY : Sir, I am telling you that this is one subject which brings shame to the nation. We must get prepared for these Games.

SHRI A.C. JOS : A separate discussion should be held on this subject.

SHRI RAJIV PRATAP RUDY : Now, I come to my next submission which is also very important. Sir, I had moved a motion under Rule 193. This is one thing which should be considered because the Olympic Games are scheduled for next year and if we do not start preparing for the Olympic Games ...

MR. SPEAKER: This is submission stage.

SHRI RAJIV PRATAP RUDY : Sir, I just want to impress upon the Government the importance of it.

My second submission - it has already been raised and it is a duplication now - is:

2. To discuss the issue of population explosion and the need to take strong steps and initiative both at the Government level and the non-Government level to tackle the issue.

MR. SPEAKER: These are very good submissions.

Shri Nawal Kishore Rai.

SHRI MADHAVRAO SCINDIA (GUNA): On this issue, there should be a full discussion because this is a very important issue.

SHRI RAJIV PRATAP RUDY : Sir, these two issues are of utmost importance.

MR. SPEAKER: I know that these are very important issues.

SHRI RAJIV PRATAP RUDY : Sir, I require your protection as far as these issues are concerned.

MR. SPEAKER: I am also convinced that these are very important issues.

Shri Nawal Kishore Rai.

SHRI A.C. JOS : The first subject raised by Shri Rudy is also very important. The Olympic Games are scheduled for next year and we should start preparing for them.

MR. SPEAKER: The time of the House is also very important. Please understand that.

Shri Nawal Kishore Rai.

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SHRI G.M. BANATWALLA (PONNANI): Sir, I request that the following two subjects may be included for discussion in the next week's agenda:-

1. There is increasing tension and deployment of Para-military forces in the campus of the Aligarh Muslim University. Events have led to attack on the Deputy Proctor and Students' Union have alleged that the administration is ignoring the sentiments of students. A statement is needed from the Government.

2. Haj Pilgrims complain about accommodation, high air fare, poor medical facilities, delay in flights etc. Government needs to make a statement on improvement in facilities for Haj Pilgrims.

SHRI BIR SINGH MAHATO (PURULIA): Sir, I would like to include the following two agendas in the next week's business:-

1 Outcome of Seattle WTO Conference.

2. Dilly-dallying progress of Purulia Pump Storage Mega Hydro Project.

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