As shouting MPs forced adjournments in Parliament today, Jay Panda of the Biju Janata Dal, Derek O'Brien of the Trinamool Congress and Milind Deora of the Congress talked about school and classes and yes even threw in a Pink Floyd reference on the social media site, much to the amusement of Twitteratti.
It began last evening, when Trinamool Congress member Derek O'Brien, who is a Rajya Sabha member tweeted that it feels "funny" that while the Budget session of the Lok Sabha resumed today after the break, the Rajya Sabha would convene till Thursday.
For those who came in late, Lok Sabha opened today to allow the government to issue a new ordinance or emergency order on land acquisition, incorporating nine amendments cleared by the House in the first part of the Budget session. The Rajya Sabha will start a new session from Thursday, April 23.
Rise & shine. LS starts today but RS only on Thurs... like when half the classes in school are open and the other half shut. Funny feeling- Derek O'Brien (@quizderek) April 20, 2015
Mr O'Brien responded to the BJD MP today:
Getting the, er, more disciplined class to start first might hopefully set an example ? https://t.co/lGuiYeaqpt- Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) April 20, 2015
Milind Deora quickly reminded the Parliamentarians about his earlier advice: Don't tweet in class.
@PandaJay Ha ... That begs the question : are you guys high school and the RS middle school ? Or the other way around ?- Derek O'Brien (@quizderek) April 20, 2015
In February, the three politicians engaged in some 'light hearted moment' too. No prizes for guessing who had the last laugh then.