A day after the Modi government presented its third Union Budget, Parliament is set to reconvene in what’s expected to be a stormy session given the Opposition’s charge that HRD Minister Smriti Irani ‘misled the House’ on the Rohith Vemula suicide case.
Irani, according to reports, is ready to face the privilege notices against her.
Earlier in the day, the BJP held a Parliamentary party meeting to prepare its strategy for the day. Senior BJP leader LK Advani was present at the meeting.
11.40 am: Both Houses of Parliament adjourned till 12 pm
11.20 am: Parliament reconvenes with Question Hour
After a brief adjournment, both Houses reconvened despite protests by AIADMK MPs. The Question Hour is currently underway.
11.05 am: Both Houses of Parliament adjourned
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for about 10 minutes after AIADMK MPs stormed the Well of the House in protest against reports of Karti Chidambaram’s involvement in the Aircel-Maxis case.
10.30 am: Congress gives notice in both Houses
Congress leader Anand Sharma has given adjournment motion in Rajya Sabha over MoS HRD Katheria’s remarks
In Lok Sabha, Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Jyotiraditya Scindia have given an adjournment motion in Parliament over Katheria’s remarks
9.20 am: BJP holds Parliamentary meeting ahead of session
BJP Parliamentary Party Meeting along with NDA leaders begins in Parliament pic.twitter.com/KysaSgSkwI
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On Monday, the issue of privilege motion against Irani created a brief uproar in the Lok Sabha before Finance Minister Jaitely started presenting the Union Budget 2016-17.
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.
“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 had said, seeking to pacify the Opposition.
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.