Parliament Winter Session highlights: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday said he had asked the Rajya Sabha secretariat to revisit the new uniform of marshals. While the uniform change in the Upper House — said to be the first in five decades — was apparently because the marshals wanted a modern look, the new uniform caused outrage because of its resemblance to that of Army personnel.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu also refused to allow suspension of business under rule 267 moved by CPI MP Binoy Viswan over the JNU issue. In the Lok Sabha, the Congress gave an adjournment motion notice over ‘withdrawal of Special Protection Group (SPG) cover to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’ by the Centre, news agency ANI reported.
The winter session of Parliament began on a stormy note Monday, with the Opposition targeting the government over the detention of National Conference leader and Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah, calling it illegal and demanding that he be allowed to attend House proceedings.