Congress-BJP clash in Rajya Sabha over Ghulam Nabi Azad’s expunged remarks

The Chair persuaded AIADMK and Congress members to withdraw from the Well, telling them that he would give opportunity to their leaders to raise their respective issues.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 18, 2016 3:17 pm
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Congress and BJP members on Friday clashed in Rajya Sabha over Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad’s remarks during demonetisation debate on Thursday, forcing adjournment of the House thrice in quick succession. Slogans and counter slogans forced the adjournment of the House first till 1130 hours, then till noon and again till 1233 hours as similar scenes continued.

WATCH VIDEO: Demonetisation Has Claimed More Lives Than Uri Attack: Ghulam Nabi Azad In RS

Soon after listed papers were laid on the table of the House, BJP members moved into aisles shouting slogans and demanding an apology from Azad for his remarks comparing the deaths after demonetisation with those killed in terrorist attacks. The remarks were expunged by the Chair yesterday itself.

Congress members too rushed into the Well raising slogans demanding an apology from the Prime Minister and government for the hardship caused to the common man due to withdrawal of 86 per cent of the currency in circulation in the form of old 500 and 1000 rupee notes. AIADMK members were also in the Well raising slogans over the Cauvery water issue.

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien asked all members to leave the Well and return to their seats, assuring them that he would hear their submissions.

Amid the din, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi alleged that Azad’s statement had given a message to the country that Congress was sympathetic to terrorism and asked why was it so agitated when the demonetisation drive was only to hurt blackmoney hoarders.

The Chair persuaded AIADMK and Congress members to withdraw from the Well, telling them that he would give opportunity to their leaders to raise their respective issues.

WATCH VIDEO: Uproar In Parliament Over Demonetisation Debate: Here’s What Happened

But with BJP members continuing to stand in the aisles and raise slogans, Congress members too were back in the well shouting slogans.

Kurien said treasury benches should not create problems for the Chair. “If you do this, what do I do? You should cooperate with me in running the House. Treasury benches should not disrupt,” he said.

But the din continued, forcing him to adjourn the proceedings till 1130 hours. There was no change in the scenario when the House reassembled as both BJP and Congress members again started raising slogans.

While Congress members trooped into the Well, several AIADMK members were seen standing along their seats.

As the slogans and counter slogans continued, the Chair adjourned the House till noon. When the House reassembled at noon, members from the Opposition again trooped into the Well demanding an “apology from the Prime Minister” for causing harrassment to the people. The BJP members were also on their feet countering the Opposition.

WATCH VIDEO: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Rules Out Roll Back Of Demonetisation Move

All pleas by Chairman Hamid Ansari to run the Question Hour proceedings failed to make any impact on the Congress and other members who were raising slogans.

As the heated exchanges between the Opposition and Treasury bench members continued, Ansari said “allow the Question Hour to run. What are you doing? Please go back to your seats.” As the uproar continued, the Chairman adjourned the House for 30 minutes till 1233 hours.

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First Published on: November 18, 2016 12:48 pm
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    MyTake
    Nov 18, 2016 at 10:34 am
    Congress has produced new breed of termites in India called Nehru-mites!
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      MyTake
      Nov 18, 2016 at 11:00 pm
      Mr. HOPO-sition-WALLA, the charlatan of leftover colonial mindset, all your concerens and sympathy for the poor does not even have the quarter of the pion Modi has when he talks about the poor! Just go to one of his public meeting, listen to him then internalise what he says and how says and then come and give people "wisdom", if you get any!
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        Virendra Sason
        Nov 18, 2016 at 8:03 am
        उरी में भारतीय वीरो की शहादल का बदला भारतीय सैनिको ने पाक में घुस कर, 60 पाक आतंकवादियों को मौत के घाट उतार कर लिया। यह बड़ा सराहनीय कार्य था। भारत इसके लिए सैनिको को salute करता है।lt;br/gt;लेकिन मोदी जी द्वारा काला धन के विरुद्ध सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक के दौरान 60 बूड़े लचर व्यक्ति अकारण ही बैंक से पैसा निकलते मर गए। इसके लिए कौन जिम्मेदार है। संभवत जनता अगले चुनाव में वोट न दे कर सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक करेगी। संभवत गुलाम नवी आज़ाद का आशय यही था।
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          ashok s
          Nov 18, 2016 at 8:52 am
          Opposition and position went to have lunch in posh Delhi area and they are planning for g party in some farmhouse in haryana tomorrow
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            atul
            Nov 18, 2016 at 8:48 am
            All Blind Bakhts..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill then at Chandi Chowk. M killers
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              Dash
              Nov 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm
              United for corruption......dia deserves better and sensible people in opposition. These Khujlis,Ghulams,Bombtas don-t deserve to be representatives.
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                PN badri
                Nov 19, 2016 at 6:41 am
                Controversial decision by rulers and sarcastic comments by critics. Government should also express unqualified apologies to the citizens of this country for their hardship for the 10days. Brutal majority government taking the country to economic paralysis. PM should announce compensation to the families of people died in queues in front of bank premises. They should extend the grace period for another 3months to deposit the invalid notes with their banks to avoid the mishaps.
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                  Chandrashekhar Deshpande
                  Nov 18, 2016 at 11:19 am
                  In this country, to establish that U r Secular then U should attend Iftar Party, Wear Red or Blue Rumal around your neck, Wear a ToPI and give statements in favour of stanis, give support to the statement Hindustan Ki Barbadi, use emails for talaq ,etc,etc but you can be more Nationalist when you support Uri attack in the sense that It had made lesser damage in quantum than the people who are unfortunately lost their life.
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                    farcry
                    Nov 18, 2016 at 11:03 am
                    u too r gupt rooge...Baba and Modi both have Gupt Roog.....all BJPee wlala's are Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill them at Chandni Chowk. M killers. go and see the situation in remote villages and small towns, poor people are standing and dying in .they are sitting in AC rooms and dictataing modis and RSS and Jootley's wala's propaa. shoot urself and say zoor se Bharat mata aur pita ke jai
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                      farcry
                      Nov 18, 2016 at 11:03 am
                      u too r gupt rooge...Baba and Modi both have Gupt Roog.....all BJPee wlala's are Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill them at Chandni Chowk. M killers. go and see the situation in remote villages and small towns, poor people are standing and dying in .they are sitting in AC rooms and dictataing modis and RSS and Jootley's wala's propaa. shoot urself and say zoor se Bharat mata aur pita ke jai
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                        Rahul Adak
                        Nov 18, 2016 at 8:12 am
                        Modi Jilt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All corrupts and supporters are in deep pain.lt;br/gt;Don't stop anything.dia is on right Track. India is with you in this Filtration process.
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                          dhruv sharma
                          Nov 18, 2016 at 8:29 am
                          If that is true ,congress should be happy. people will teach another lesson in UP election to congress .Congress will test another bottom under the leadership of Pappu,that is more than confirmed.
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                            dhruv sharma
                            Nov 18, 2016 at 8:21 am
                            THERE is a tape on YOU tube that tells us that Rahul hi is a muslim by birth. Accordingly congress party headed by non Hindus has always betra the majority and always supported the Muslims. hi was also highly biased and so gave a Hindu surname to Feroze to hide his true religion.People like Ghulam navi have no virtues and no public support. they are barking dogs for their masters and can go up to any extent for their own benefits. No body bothers what useless fellow like him says inside or outside parliament. don't give importance to a silly man, just icnore this fool.
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                              Sreenivasan
                              Nov 18, 2016 at 11:39 am
                              Being hit by a bullet while sleeping is definitely a martyr's death when you are a defense personnel. If you were a civilian, it would be called "unfortunate". A person deplo on our border can die in several ways and his death should not be compared that of a civilian dying unnecessarily with an intention to show our PM in bad light, just standing in a queue in front of a bank or post office. Some of our people have taken up this habit of dying without caring for the timing of it. Some die a dog's death on field while working under scorching sun. Why abuse the PM for civilian's death. Civilians are in large numbers in our country and they are not at all considered important, after their vote is encashed in our favour.
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                                Sreenivasan
                                Nov 18, 2016 at 10:18 am
                                They say : We planned it well. Opposition says: Their planning was not enoughlt;br/gt;They say : It will curb Black Money. RBI says : Only 8% of black money is in cashlt;br/gt;They say : We checked ATMs before launching the scheme: Public suffered as ATMs had no money or were out of order.lt;br/gt;They say : Counterfeit notes and black money are used for terrorist attacks. Public say: Terrorists are in different colours. Red, Green and Saffron. All need funds and are provided well. We common man who are not into terror business suffer.
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                                  Gupt roog
                                  Nov 18, 2016 at 9:51 am
                                  Baba and Modi both have Gupt Roog.....all BJPee wlala's are Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill them at Chandni Chowk. M killers. go and see the situation in remote villages and small towns, poor people are standing and dying in .they are sitting in AC rooms and dictataing modis and RSS and Jootley's wala's propaa. shoot urself and say zoor se Bharat mata aur pita ke jai
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                                    Gupt roog
                                    Nov 18, 2016 at 9:52 am
                                    Baba and Modi both have Gupt Roog.....all BJPee wlala's are Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill them at Chandni Chowk. M killers. go and see the situation in remote villages and small towns, poor people are standing and dying in .they are sitting in AC rooms and dictataing modis and RSS and Jootley's wala's propaa. shoot urself and say zoor se Bharat mata aur pita ke jai
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                                      sonu
                                      Nov 18, 2016 at 2:29 pm
                                      $onia hi real name maino italian bar dancerlt;br/gt;father a fascist soldier in Mussolini army captured by russialt;br/gt;later he and daughter became kgb agentlt;br/gt;she was igned to honey trap r@jiv hilt;br/gt;r@ jiv hi bring womanizer easily trapedlt;br/gt;now we have this most corrupt lady as c@ngress president lloote india destro Hinduism
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                                        sonu
                                        Nov 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm
                                        his name should be gulam nahi azad... because he is slave of italian maino daughter of fascist $oldier
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                                          Joseph R Stephen
                                          Nov 18, 2016 at 8:06 am
                                          What Azad said is wrong. But BJP government has no right to remove the words. In democracy people have right to speak and he has spoken what people are thinking.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But what BJP and MODI are doing is wrong. Instead of attacking the black money. They are just changing old money with new money. I still fail to see how corruption will be eliminated. Already government departments are demanding NEW MONEY to get works done - EB new connections , house approvals, water connections , Sewer connections.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When we we have government departments that are worse then terrorists, why put common people to hardships.
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                                            kamath Ramesh
                                            Nov 18, 2016 at 11:31 am
                                            Gulam, who is true to his name, compares few deaths, whose reason yet to be ascertained, to the death of martyrs. It is great insult to the family of the martyred. The deaths of the people standing in the queue is not because of any punishment but because of the persons inability due to their personal problems. If a person dies of heart attack is because he has heart ailment. He could have died even while going to office. If pvt hospitals are adamant on accepting cash why state govt not take action on such hospitals like Maharashtra which ordered hospitals to accept the cheque and if cheque is dishonored state govt would reimburse the amount. But opposition wants this plan to fail hence not taking pro active actions.
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