The discussion resumed only after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan expunged the remark though Rajnath Singh earlier insisted Salim withdraw his remark and tender an apology.
In the last many years, the norms in Parliament have been changing. Allegations, based on newspaper or media reports are commonplace, and used strategically by opposition depending on what suits them politically – to let the house run or not.
The CPM MP, whose remark against Rajnath Singh disrupted Lok Sabha, explains his objectives
Mohammad Salim cited a news magazine which quoted Singh as having made a pro-Hindutva remark after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister.
Nitish Kumar briefed the Home Minister and conveyed to him that police investigation was going on to recover the idol and arrest the culprits responsible for the crime.
Tarun Gogoi questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stoic silence to tame such forces when they tried to disturb the secular fabric of the country.
With the government under attack for not doing enough to check rising acts of intolerance, Singh said “we are facing problems in ensuring social harmony because of the misuse of these expressions”.
He is due to call on Premier Li Keqiang later today and hold talks with China’s Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun, who is also the State Councillor in the CPC, a rank above the Minister.
The Home Minister will spend the next two days in Shanghai, where he is expected to interact with top business leaders of China.
On August 31, then Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, was appointed Union Home Secretary, replacing Goyal who had completed only around 7 months of a fixed tenure of 2 years at the job.
There are eight pending bills in Lok Sabha and 11 in Rajya Sabha. Among the crucial legislations which are pending for Parliamentary approval include GST Bill.
Sources said that swayamsewaks and senior functionaries of RSS got together for Diwali Milan in the afternoon.
The AAP government and Jung have been locked in a tussle over various issues, which were reportedly discussed during the 20-minute meeting between Kejriwal and Singh.
Singh said that cyber security was a big challenge these days and ‘cyber barriers’ were needed to tackle it.
Arvind Kejriwal cites September 24 incident where BJP MP Udit Raj’s secretary ‘barged’ into a DM’s office, ‘manhandled’ officer.