Opposition members’ conduct in Rajya Sabha ‘shameful’: Rajnath

NEW DELHI: The top brass of the Central Government on Sunday flayed the opposition over its members’ “unruly conduct” in Rajya Sabha during the passage of the two farm bills, condemning their behaviour as “shameful” and unprecedented in Parliament’s history.

Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Prakash Javadekar, Pralhad Joshi, Piyush Goyal, Thawarchand Gehlot and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi held a press conference to hit out at opposition members, with Singh asserting that such conduct was not expected in a healthy democracy.

Singh noted that opposition members tore rule book, threw papers at the desk of the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, who was in the Chair, and climbed the officials’ table — something, he added, he had never witnessed before. (AGENCIES)