Parliament adjourned till tomorrow

Logjam continued in the Parliament today with Opposition demanding resignation of Raje and Swaraj.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 23, 2015 3:11 pm
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Pandemonium continued in Parliament on day three of the Monsson Session with an unrelenting Opposition sticking to its demand for resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi controversy.

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Here are the highlights from the House:

1:52 pm: PM is silent on what we are demanding, thats why opposition is pressing on precedents to be followed and then Parl to function: Anand Sharma.

1:52 pm: Sushma ji accepted that she spoke to Britain’s High Commissioner. Where is place for discussion? There’s place for action to be taken: Anand Sharma

1:52 pm: We refuse to accept that PM Modi wasn’t aware of what was happening when he knew Lalit Modi very well himself: Anand Sharma.

1:50 pm: PM needs to come and respond to our demand, fix accountability…not just show his face: Anand Sharma.

1:25 pm: When the time comes, Sushma Swaraj ji will keep her stand across: Venkaiah Naidu

1:22 pm: Its for opposition to introspect about what they are doing, the nation is watching: Venkaiah Naidu

1:20 pm: There is no question of any minister resigning. If opposition wants to disrupt the Parl I feel bad for them: Venkaiah Naidu

1:05 pm: What stand? Congress has not kept a stand yet for it to be telecast: Sumitra Mahajan, LS Speaker on Parl session

1:00 pm: If rules have been made, they should be followed. Saying “they did it in the past, so we will do it” doesn’t make sense: Sumitra Mahajan

1:00 pm: Parliament will be fruitful, I am sure. Everyone is mature and smart, I am sure a consensus will be reached: Sumitra Mahajan

12:40 pm: Does Rahul Gandhi come to the Parl to be telecasted on the TV?: RS Rathore (MoS, I&B)

12:22 pm: A BJP member’s remarks against Robert Vadra intensifies opposition protest and leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha for the day.

12:20 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after ruckus.

12:20 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow.

12:11 pm: Congress should give a record of all the scams that happened under them, all the money that they looted: Prakash Javadekar

12:10 pm: Mai toh maang raha hoon ki vo bolein lekin jitni dair voh nai bolte voh mere liye achcha hai (I want that PM Modi should speak, but the more he delays it’s good for me): Rahul Gandhi about PM

12:10 pm: Cong’s politics is anti-development. They didn’t let development happen under their tenure & stalling development even now: Prakash Javadekar

11:31 am: That is Modi’s style of suppressing – Rahul Gandhi on allegations that Opposition protests inside Lok Sabha not being shown on camera

11:30 am: That is their way – Sonia Gandhi on allegations that Opposition protests inside Lok Sabha not being shown on camera.

11:30 am: Cacophony in Rajya Sabha. Arun Jaitley citing rules, opposition yells shame-shame.

11:28 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

11:20 am: Yes we are-Rahul Gandhi on whether Congress is going to raise Sushma Swaraj issue in Parliament today.

11:20 am: Yes we are-Rahul Gandhi on whether Congress will raise Sushma Swaraj issue in Parliament today.

11:14 am: Baseless allegations of Congress just show the impatience and frustration in them- RP Rudy, BJP.

11:12 am: Congress Lok Sabha MPs wear black arm bands to Parliament as mark of protest.

11:11 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon after uproar over Lalit Modi-EAM Swaraj issue.

10:50 am: When in Opposition, BJP coined formula ‘pehle isteefa, phir charcha’, so we are just following that- Rajiv Shukla, Congress.

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    DEEPAK MEHTA
    Jul 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm
    ALL MP'S (WHETHER RULING OR OPPOSITION) RY TO BE DEDUCTED FOR 30 DAYS AS THEY ARE WASTED ALL MOST 3 DAYS WORK. THIS IS TAXPAYERS HARD EARNED AMOUNT ALL MP'S ENJOYING. IT SHOULD BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY AND FUNCTIONS LS SMOOTHLY.WHAT EVER THE OBJECTIONS IT SHOULD BE SORTED OUT IN WRITE WAY NOT BY SHOUTING WAY
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      JM
      Jul 23, 2015 at 2:46 pm
      Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, yes the w nation is watching. You and your worthless corrupt Modi govt. Where is Modi and his toungue lashing orartory skills displa during parliament elections. Suddenly he learned yoga and went into maunvrath or not? India is a big nation with w sort of people. People who eat meat, people who are vegeterians and people who won't eat even eat root vegetables and some even cover their mouths. India is a free nation to practice what they beleive. You belong to the old BJP club of advani, vajpai, murali manohar joshi and yashwant sinha. Do you agree personally with Modi and Shah? If not speak up and save Indian democracy.
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        Manjunath
        Jul 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm
        Mr Pillai, I am only worried about stalling the proceedings. I am neither supporting BJP nor Cong. One must function within the framework of consiution, disrupting the most important proceeding of the country is not only loss to the nation but insult to the democracy. I hope you get my message.
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          Manjunath
          Jul 23, 2015 at 11:09 am
          Speaker must throw out anyone who disrupts the proceedings. They must be fined and suspended for 3 months. Then let us see, how many cong MPs will have the same public interest they are pretending to show.
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            Manu
            Jul 23, 2015 at 11:33 am
            Time and again I have said that BJP should come out and show itself as different and in this process, Raje and Swaraj should tender their resignations by themselves in the greater interest of the party unless they rate themselves higher than the party also. Modi ji's hand will become stronger in dealing with other scams and I think Congress has got more to lose in this game. I wrote enough under my previous account of Rohit in yahoo news as well writing about the same. BJP should see the pulse of the people and also should look towards what is good for itself.
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