Rajya Sabha: PJ Kurien loses cool, expunges his own remark directed at minister

Kurien, who was already finding it difficult to run the proceedings of the House, got angry with Naqvi. But he later expunged his own remarks.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 8:05 am
rajya sabha, pj kurein, rajya sabha deputy chairman mukhtar abbas naqvi, naqvi parliament, mukhtar abbas naqvi rajya sabha, rajya sabha kurien, india news P J Kurien. Last year, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had expunged her own remarks. (PTI Photo / TV GRAB)

A year after Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had to expunge her own remarks during a debate, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien repeated the act, deleting a few angry remarks directed at Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi from the parliamentary records.

Kurien had lashed out at Naqvi after the minister sought to know under what rule was Deputy Leader of Opposition Anand Sharma raising a point of order when the Chair was trying to resume discussion on government’s demonetisation move on Wednesday.

Sharma had raised a point of order, claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had violated the Constitution by announcing the demonetisation decision since the monetary policy fell under the purview of the Reserve Bank of India. As Kurien allowed Sharma to speak, Naqvi got up and asked what rule was he citing for his point of order. At this point, Kurien, who was already finding it difficult to run the proceedings of the House, got angry with Naqvi. But he later expunged his own remarks.

Though words or sentences spoken by MPs are routinely expunged, whenever these are considered “unparliamentary”, it is rare to find the Chair deleting its own remarks.

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First Published on: November 24, 2016 1:24 am
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    Rajesh
    Nov 24, 2016 at 3:54 am
    Kurian is nothing but an Agent of Corrupt and characterless congress. May God bless him.
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      ashok s
      Nov 24, 2016 at 12:30 am
      Bj p should throw naqvi out , he has brought shame to party. Never ever chair has said odd of pm in history. Naqvi failed to control the situation
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        ashok s
        Nov 24, 2016 at 4:19 am
        Still a case is pending against him in Kerala , he should not get angrry
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          Atul Bhardwaj
          Nov 24, 2016 at 5:31 am
          The congress stooge is unworthy of the chair so was Pratibha Patil.They occupy the chair but end up eroding the dignity of the post.Some do grow up and acquire the requisite skills;but alas they are few.
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            guru592006
            Nov 24, 2016 at 12:52 am
            It is for the speaker or Dy.chairnan to run the house. Not the minister.
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              Harish
              Nov 24, 2016 at 3:20 am
              Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien is totally failure in his position. He cannot control members behavior and now he is out of control of his own behavior. He has repeatedly followed signs of opposition members to run the the Rajya Sabha. If he has any worth left in him then he should resign. If he does not want to quit then he needs to show guts and throw out noisy, unparliamentary behaved members out. But clueless as he is, he will glue to his sit till his term ends. Another one of these shameless persons
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                Indianajones
                Nov 24, 2016 at 7:01 am
                Replace with a BJP stooge!
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                  Avinash
                  Nov 24, 2016 at 1:46 am
                  Points of order can not be used willy-nilly. Person raising the point of order has to state its purpose that has to in synch with a specified rule. The deputy chair got confused, could not cite the appropriate rule and got out of control. Naqwi was correct in his enquiry and the chair was in error for screaming.
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                    Pillai
                    Nov 24, 2016 at 3:21 am
                    The present govt is facing two hostilities; one externally and the other internally. Politicians naturally to be friends of India has become foes, taking the name of common people, who admittedly and commendably say that no one needs to shed crocodile tears for our difficulty of standing in que. They do it in railway stations, cinema theatres, alcohol shops and even bus stops every day. They now started to understand that the parliament blockade is for nothing but for meeting their own interest. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;PJ Kurien, who has a chance to hope for the Vice Presidentship, cannot afford the pain, when his mentor AK Antony was standing out and shouting slogans in front of hi status, to please his 'boss' RG. Antony definitely doing it against his own conscience ( he had thrown away the CM position, when his splinter congress (Swaran singh group) decided to support Indira hi in Chikmagalur LS bye-election in the seventies. He had highlighted conscience. How come, he does not have it now? Yes he has; but shedding it for the sake of power in congress by pleasing RG. Kurien is also doing the same thing. He cannot act differently.
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                      r
                      Nov 24, 2016 at 4:53 am
                      Your favorite congress started this 50 years back
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                        David
                        Nov 24, 2016 at 3:24 am
                        He looks like a mad crazy Malayali.
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                          RAVI K
                          Nov 24, 2016 at 6:20 am
                          i think when congress was doing it for decades you had become hypo sleeping sucker and now you have got from your deep slumber.
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                            sampath
                            Nov 24, 2016 at 1:27 am
                            Mr . Point of of order is something which is raised when the rules of parliamentary procedure is violated .. Without saying officially whether they are violated or not .. Allowing some one to speak under point of order itself is a violation .. Hope u got .. Dy speaker has to decide in the house and then allow .. Not arbitrarily ..lt;br/gt;Hope you got it ..
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                              Sumit
                              Nov 24, 2016 at 8:58 am
                              He is the the Rome's stooge appointed by Christian Sonia, on the part of their cladestine plan of Changing India into Christian nation.
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                                Sumit
                                Nov 24, 2016 at 9:02 am
                                P.C Thomas, A.K. Antony, Geroge, Chacko all are Kerala Chiristians and Ambika Soni are some of the Christians brought by Italy Sonia to the helm of Khan CROSS party
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                                  Sanjay
                                  Nov 24, 2016 at 2:06 am
                                  Congress background is heavier then the unbiased post he is occupying.
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                                    Vedic_Citizen
                                    Nov 24, 2016 at 2:25 am
                                    G old congress leaders still gave feudalist psychology
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                                      vinni
                                      Nov 24, 2016 at 12:59 am
                                      A less than ordinary Congress leader, been promoted to Upper House in 2012 by the Congress govt. of the day, because of his proximity to the obvious . Won;t be missed when retires.
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