Indicating that there are slim chances of any dialogue with Hurriyat leaders, Shah also said that first Prime Minister of Kashmir Sheikh Abdullah's government was there to strike terror in the hearts of separatists and reiterated that the government had zero tolerance for terrorism.
T R Baalu, DMK MP from Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur constituency, raised the issue of water crisis in Chennai. He accused the state government of inaction and demanded that the Centre should send water trains to Tamil Nadu.
In a written reply in to a question on “whether the reason for Pulwama attack was intelligence failure”, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy denied in Rajya Sabha that there was any intelligence failure.
Linking the problem to the failure of the government to implement the Ken-Betwa river linking project, Chandel told the House that scarcity of water in the region had led to lack of fodder. Water scarcity is a perennial problem in the region.
In November last year, BJP MP and spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao called C M Ramesh and Y S Chowdary “Andhra Mallyas” and wrote to the Rajya Sabha Ethics Committee, seeking initiation of “suitable action” against them.
In its order cancelling the licence of Lawyers Collective on November 27, 2016, the MHA had said there were discrepancies in foreign contributions cited by the association in its returns filed with the Ministry.