Budget 2016: Brief uproar in Lok Sabha over privilege motion against Smriti Irani

Opposition members were on their feet seeking to know the status of their notices against Irani for "misleading" the House on the Rohith Vemula issue.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 29, 2016 7:13 pm
Finance minister Arun Jaitley arrives to attend parliament committee meeting at Parliament house, as parliament winter session will start on November 26 to December 23, in New Delhi on Nov 9th 2015. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia. Finance minister Arun Jaitley. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.

The issue of privilege motion against HRD Miniter Smrit Irani created a brief uproar in the Lok Sabha before Finance Minister Arun Jaitely started presenting the Union Budget 2016-17 today.

Opposition members were on their feet seeking to know the status of their notices against Irani for “misleading” the House on the Rohith Vemula issue.

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“I have received notices raising the question of privilege dated February 26 and 29 respectively against Smriti Irani. The matter is under my consideration,” Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said, seeking to pacify the Opposition.

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After the brief uproar and Mahajan’s statement, order was restored and Jaitley began his budget speech.

Congress, Left and the JDU had announced plans of bringing a Privilege Motion against Irani, who is in the eye of a storm following her remarks in Parliament on the issue last week. PTI PR SPG

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