LS uproar over minister’s remarks; adjourned briefly

NEW DELHI :  Lok Sabha was today adjourned briefly as a united opposition created uproar demanding resignation of Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over her controversial remarks.
As soon as the House took up Question Hour, Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge said in an apparent sarcasm that it is a privilege that the Prime Minister is present in the House today.
He said as the Prime Minister is himself present in the House, he was insisting on the resignation of Jyoti from the Council of Ministers for her controversial remarks.
Reacting to Kharge’s taunt, BJP members retorted saying Modi has been attending Parliamentary proceedings.
Soon, Congress members, joined by Trinamool Congress and MPs from other opposition parties, trooped into the Well demanding a reply from the PM.
They also demanded her resignation and lodging of an FIR against the Union minister.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said if records are checked then most of the members would be found having made controversial remarks in their public life.
As questions were taken up, Congress and Trinamool members continued to raise slogans.
Prime Minister Modi was seen going through the listed business and signing certain papers.
As the din continued, the Speaker adjourned the House for nearly 10 minutes till 11.45 AM. (AGENCIES)


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