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.
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.