Voicing concern over prevailing disruptions in Parliament, many political leaders have come to the fore, asking the lawmakers not to create ruckus in Houses, on the contrary, they should ensure passage of some key legislations.      

President Pranab Mukherjee asked Parliamentarians to do "some introspection" over functioning of the House. "Parliament functions through debate, dissension and finally decision and not through disruption. In order to strengthen Parliamentary functioning and other democratic institutions, it is important that all stakeholders– Government, political parties, their leaders and Parliamentarians do some introspection and follow sound parliamentary conventions and rules," Mukherjee said.

Raising his concern, PM Manmohan Singh also hoped that all sections would set aside prejudices to ensure harmonious working of the House. He said there are important pieces of legislation ready for approval by Parliament and "I sincerely hope that Parliament will create an environment in which all sections of the House can work together to pass these bills."

Even the Finance Minister P Chidambaram had said it was doubtful whether any key legislation would be passed in the current session of Parliament. "If Parliament does not meet to pass laws, you will see Parliament will meet, but I doubt whether it will pass any law. We have to go through the ritual of attending Parliament everyday and come back empty handed," he said.

Turmoil in Parliament
Parliament was disrupted on the sixth day on Wednesday over a variety of issues, including Telangana and Interim Railway Budget, leading to adjournment of both Houses for an hour soon after they met for the day.

As soon as Lok Sabha met, pro- and anti-Telangana members rushed to the Well holding placards in support of their demands.  In the Rajya Sabha, TDP and a Congress member from Seemandhra and AIADMK members were standing in the Well even before Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari began proceedings.

First day : The extended winter session of Parliament got off to a stormy start with uproar over the Telangana and caste-reservation issue stalling proceedings. Lok Sabha could not transact any business, while the Rajya Sabha saw a brief debate on the "legislative competence" of Parliament to enact the Communal Violence law, which could not be introduced because of Opposition.

Second day : Parliament proceedings were washed out following uproar over Telangana and a number of other issues for the second straight day, which also saw three members, including one from Congress, giving notices for a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha.
Both the Houses were disrupted as members created uproar over creation of separate Telangana state, harassment of Tamil fishermen by Sri Lanka, 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Pathribal fake encounter case and killing of a student from Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi.

Third day : Row over Telangana statehood and the harassment of Tamil fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy rocked Parliament for the third day, turning the first week of the extended Winter Session into a complete washout.
Three members in the Lok Sabha, including one from ruling Congress, gave notices of no-confidence motion against the government.

Fourth day : Protest in Parliament over various issues today took an ugly turn in the Rajya Sabha with some members tearing official papers and throwing these towards the Chair besides trying to reach to the microphones on the podium.
Lok Sabha too could not transact any business because of pandemonium over Telangana and other issues like communal violence bill and problems faced by Tamil fishermen.

Fifth day : Parliament logjam continued for the fifth consecutive day. Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day at noon and Rajya Sabha till 2 PM after two earlier adjournments during Question Hour.

Umesh kumar/with agency inputs