Ruckus in Parliament continues over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s repeated controversial remark; Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon

New Delhi: For the sixth day, proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament — Rajya Sabha and Lok Sbha were disrupted by Opposition over Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s controversial remarks, even after Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already appealed to opposition to show “magnamity” by accepting her apology went unheeded.

Ruckus in Parliament continues over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s repeated controversial remark; Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon

Opposition parties on Monday cornered the government saying the House must adopt a resolution.

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said, “This house strongly disapproves of any statement by an MP or a minister that is inflammatory and derogatory and violates the letter and spirit of the Constitution.”

However, the government disagreed to the Opposition’s demand for censure motion.

Earlier in the day, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “We want the Parliament to function peacefully and we have been positive about the Opposition’s demands. Now Congress and Opposition must understand that the issue is over, let the Parliament function.

On Saturday, MPs belonging to Congress, Trinamool Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, CPI, SP and RJD, led by Rahul Gandhi, also staged a protest outside the Parliament House. With the stalemate virtually washing out the proceedings of almost the entire week, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien directed leaders of opposition parties and the government to sit together and hammer out a solution by Monday. The Prime Minister, who appealed in Rajya Sabha yesterday to put the matter to rest, spoke in Lok Sabha today, trying to mollify the opposition members.

11:37 IST Monday, 8 December 2014

Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after opposition demands resolution condemning hate speech by ministers or MPs.



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