Six Left parties, including CPI(M), will also hold protests, both inside and outside the Parliament, on the “hate offensive” by BJP and Sangh Parivar outfits.
Khekiho Zhimomi was admitted at the AIIMS for the past few days and died this morning after suffering a stroke.
Mistry, a Congress general secretary, had claimed that the statement, made in July, was demeaning to the stature of the Rajya Sabha and its chairman.
The panel had got first extension till July 30 to complete its task. Later, it had sought more time and got another extension which ended on September 30.
Dua said the government has to be “more responsive” to the Opposition and the Opposition “more responsible”.
The time spent on legislative business in the Rajya Sabha in this session was 0.1 hours.
Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Kurien said he could not conduct businesss amidst the protests and adourned the House till Wednesday
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was upset about not being allowed to speak by unruly Congress members sloganeering in the well.
As unrelenting Congress members continued to raise slogans, Kurien adjourned the House till 1200 hours.
Jaitley argued that ‘if such comments were to be interpreted as a breach of privilege, free speech would be endangered.’
Congress members, who were already in the Well, raised slogans that government’s “dictatorship” will not be allowed.
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The disruption began soon after the House assembled at 11 am and an obituary reference was made for former member Sarada Mohanty.
In Rajya Sabha, Chairman Hamid Ansari said, “since the funeral of former President A P J Abdul Kalam is in progress” at Rameswaram.
Participants on general news channels behave like grizzlies with high blood pressure. Business channels are an oasis of calm.