Parliament Budget session live updates: Why is Modi govt silent on attacks against Indians in US, asks Kharge

PM Modi also hoped that constructive debate would be allowed in the House by Opposition parties.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 9, 2017 1:39 pm
Budget session, GST Bill, Finance Bill, Budget session second part, parliament, Lok Sabha, Union Budget, India news, latest news, indian express PM Modi hoped that constructive debate would be allowed in the House by Opposition parties. (File Photo)

The second session of the Budget session saw the House debate on the attacks against Indians living in the US. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, Mallikharjun Kharge said why the Modi government is silent on the issue and demanded the Prime Minister to make a statement today. “Why is the Modi government silent on the attacks against Indian in the US? The Prime Minister tweets on every other issue, why doesn’t he talk on this issue? Why is he silent? He should make a statement today,” he said. Earlier, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh briefed the House on the Lucknow terror attack. The probe has been handed over to the National Investigation Agency, he said.

Parliament LIVE UPDATES:

1.38 pm: House adjourned till 2.40 pm.

12.39 pm: AIADMK MP from Tiruvallur, Venugopal raises the shooting incident off the Tamil Nadu coast involving the Sri Lankan navy. A fisherman was killed in a firing incident allegedly involving the Sri Lankan navy. Three other fishermen were also injured.

12.29 pm: Member of Parliament from Andhra Pradesh, Jithender Reddy speaks on the attacks against Indians: Each attack involved a slogan. Go back to your country. The recent attack on two Indian nationals in US is a clear case of racism. America condemned it but is not taking any steps to address the issue. Another incident involving a Sikh also shows there is a sign of xenophobia. Telugu-speaking Indians living in the US are in lakhs. The families are worried about the safety of their kin in the US.

12.25 pm: The probe in the Lucknow encounter to be conducted by NIA, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

12.20 pm: HM Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha: Will take steps to ensure that Indians in USA feel secure there. Government will make a detailed statement soon.

12.14 pm: Why is the Modi government silent on the attacks against Indian in the US? The Prime Minister tweets on every other issue, why doesn’t he talk on this issue? Why is he silent? He should make a statement today: Kharge in Lok Sabha.

12.12 pm: Congress MP Mallikharjun Kharge raises the issue of attacks against Indians in the US.

12.10 pm: With Question Hour ending, Home Minister Rajnath Singh begins his statement on the Lucknow terror operation that took place on Tuesday.

11.19 am: MPs from Tamil Nadu demand for discussion on Sri Lankan navy allegedly killing a fisherman off the state coast.

11.16 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.

11.13 am: Opposition raise slogans inside Lok Sabha. Shout “we want justice” in unison.

11.10 am: The government of India is very concerned about the killings in the US, says Ananth Kumar. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh rises to make a statement on the issue as Opposition leaders voice protest.

11.07 am: Question Hour begins. Opposition MPs appear to be demanding an adjournment of the session to discuss the US killings.

11.03 am: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan pays tribute to former members of the Lok Sabha, including former speaker Rabi Ray, who passed away recently.

10.50 am: TMC MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue at Parliament complex against attacks on Indians living in the US.

10.47 am: Hoping to see breakthrough in GST, all states and parties have shown a positive approach: PM Modi.

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    Satendra kumar
    Mar 9, 2017 at 6:35 am
    The central government goods and service tax is very important for all Indian states territorial states that is very constructive which should be implemented by the GST council as soon as possible for the benefit of all Indian that will bring social and economic growth with simple taxation system.
    1. M
      Mar 9, 2017 at 7:38 am
      Mr. Kharge US is not India that everybody will be giving opinion on everything! In US law takes its own course and even a president does not have a hand in;br/gt;Next time at least study your subject matter before making any unnecessary comment!lt;br/gt;It is unfortunate that an Engineer had to die!lt;br/gt;Try Modi to improve India, if you really care!
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        Aseem Aggarwal
        Mar 9, 2017 at 6:58 am
        What right Kharge has to put this question when he couldn't appreciate the Govt one bit for it's relentless efforts at rescuing Indians from the Gulf and Mid East? Where was he then?
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          Anand Prakash
          Mar 9, 2017 at 8:57 am
          You seem to have conveniently forgotten what your jumla party did for 10 years in the opposition - in fact jaitley and swaraj claimed that holding up the sessions in parliament was their fundamental right in the interest of democracy. Incidentally, what issues has your icon, feku, settled to date. He has merely adopted the UPA programs - GST, FDI in retail, Aadhar cards, MNREGA - which he vehemently opposed as CM. He has no ideas of his own.
          1. R
            Mar 9, 2017 at 8:04 am
            C stands for Congress, Corruption, Characterless and last but not least ia, Kharge is all.
            1. A
              Mar 9, 2017 at 8:54 am
              Common dude ... So u still wish to see the ndia fight each other ..? While world is open for all .. We must encourage people travel all around and be reason for India to create a link with that country .. When u make such comments u need to remember that many hindus are working in Muslim Nd Christians dominated country ..ever thought about their security ?
              1. B
                Mar 9, 2017 at 7:24 am
                Kharge is your voice not deafening plse u carry on yr work
                1. F
                  Mar 9, 2017 at 7:21 am
                  Indians working in the USA have gone to work on their own initiative as private individuals. the money that is repatriated is for themselves and their families and not for the Govt. of India. The USA has its own laws which are better implemented than laws in India. It is not the job of the Prime Minister to interfere in the workings of another friendly democratic country.
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