The Constitution, she said, guarantees each person the freedom of faith, religion and worship.
According to sources, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge expressed his party’s reservation about the government’s “unilateral” decision.
Sources close to Amarinder said the meeting went off “very well” while Bajwa termed it “excellent”.
Sathe said that his political views would have no bearing on how he would function.
After raising slogans for nearly half-an-hour, Congress members along with their colleagues from the Left and TMC staged a walkout.
Sushma intervened to tell the House Premchandran himself had written to her for help to the aged mother of an Indian convict in Oman, serving a life sentence for planned robbery and murder.
As the din got louder, the Speaker adjourned the House for almost an hour.
The proceedings in the Monsoon Session have been marred by incessant Opposition protests against the government over Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues.
In a spirited fight back, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today tore into Congress, saying it had helped Bofors accused Ottavio Quattrocchi and Bhopal gas leak accused Warren Anderson flee from India and roped in Rajiv Gandhi in this regard.
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Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has reportedly told Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that he will not support the protests by Congress as he wants the House to function.
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Joining the protest was former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was present at the demonstration before the Mahatma Gandhi statue inside Parliament complex.