Opposition seeks dismissal of Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in upper house of parliament

New Delhi: Even though the Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Niranjan Jyoti on Tuesday expressed regret in parliament and apologised for her controversial remarks, the opposition parties on Wednesday created an uproar in the parliament demanding her resignation.

Opposition seeks dismissal of Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in upper house of parliament

Sadhvi Niranjan on Tuesday had said that she did not mean to target any particular person or party but separatists.

“I did not take name of any particular individual, community or party. I was talking about separatist parties and leaders who think of dividing the country and who do not consider themselves to be a part of India,” said Jyoti.

Congress leader Anand Sharma today demanded a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Whereas, CPI leader Sitaram Yechury demanded Niranjan Jyoti’s resignation.

While campaigning in Delhi for the upcoming assembly elections on Monday, Niranjan Jyoti triggered a controversy using a foul language. she was reported to have said “every Indian including Muslims and Christians are sons of Ram”.

Condemning her remark Congress had said, “This is politics of derogation and hate unleashed by the Modi government. We would like to know what action the Prime Minister willtake against the union minister.”

However,​ reacting to the issue, BJP leader Sambit Patra had said, “What she said may have been a slip of tongue. She has expressed an apology with maturity, her intention was not to hurt anyone.”

14:00 IST Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Rajya Sabha adjourned repeatedly after uproar over minister’s remarks

A united Opposition today created uproar in the Rajya Sabha while demanding resignation of Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her controversial remarks, forcing repeated adjournments. It was trouble right from the word go with opposition also attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not coming to the House to speak on the issue and wanted him to announce the “sacking” of the minister in the House. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu rejected their demand citing controversial remarks made in the past by leaders from other parties as well. Read more

12:21 IST Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Rajya Sabha adjourned second time in Zero Hour with opposition seeking dismissal of Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti.

12:09 IST Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Trinamool Congress protests over petrol, diesel excise duty hike

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs on Wednesday staged a protest outside Parliament over the hike in excise duty of diesel and petrol. The TMC lawmakers raised slogans and held placards denouncing the government’s decision. Condemning the move, TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said there would soon be an increase in oil prices following the government’s decision which will affect the common man. Read more

12:00 IST Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Congress leader Anand Sharma today demanded a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Whereas, CPI leader Sitaram Yechury demanded Niranjan Jyoti’s resignation.

11:450 IST Wednesday, 3 December 2014

M. Venkaiah Naidu to opposition: Don’t disrupt proceedings in parliament over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s comment

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday sought the opposition’s co-operation in running the House properly, and appealed to them not to disrupt proceedings over the inappropriate comments allegedly made by Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. “I advise my friends from the Congress and the Communist parties to please co-operate. Let us see that the House functions effectively, raises the issues forcefully, effectively, and we are there to respond to the issues. That has been the practice,” Naidu told mediapersons.

Following is the Parliament Schedule for Dec 3, 2014

LOK SABHA
1. School of Planning and Architecture Bill, 2014 2. Discussion on natural calamities in the country

RAJYA SABHA
1. Obituary references
2. Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2000 (withdrawal
3. Protection and Utilisation of Public Funded Intellectual Property Bill, 2008
4. Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014
5. Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 PTI SMI