From uproar over Azad's RSS-ISIS remarks to Rahul Gandhi's citizenship issue: What all happened in Parliament

The Rajya Sabha on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes after the ruling BJP demanded explanation from the Congress party over its senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's controversial remarks comparing the RSS with the Islamic State shortly after the Upper House met for normal business.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 00:48
Pic Courtesy: RS TV

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes after the ruling BJP demanded explanation from the Congress party over its senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's controversial remarks comparing the RSS with the Islamic State shortly after the Upper House met for normal business.

Here are the live updates:-

14 March 2016, 13:55 PM

Ethics Committee of Rajya Sabha to meet at 4.30 pm at Annexe Building Parliament over Rahul Gandhi's citizenship issue.

14 March 2016, 13:42 PM

Is it necessary to focus on who is Rahul Gandhi and where was he born?: Renuka Chaudhary on Rahul citizenship issue.

Must Read: Parliament Ethics Committee seeks Rahul Gandhi's reply on British citizenship issue

14 March 2016, 13:21 PM

It was all happening under the nose of the UPA government: Rudy

On the Vijay Mallya issue, the Congress is on a back foot because they have to do a lot of answering as to how he got so much of bank loan in the last decade: Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

Centre shifts blame, says Vijay Mallya provided financial aid under UPA regime

14 March 2016, 13:12 PM

Vijay Mallya issue referred to Rajya Sabha Ethics Committee.

Also Read: 'You've given respectability to ISIS', says Jaitley as Azad denies comparing Islamic State with RSS

14 March 2016, 13:09 PM

I have demanded that all business organisations of Vijay Mallya to undergo a forensic audit: Kirit Somaiya

BJP MP Kirit Somaiya shoots a letter to Jayant Sinha (MoS Finance) over forensic audit of Vijay Mallya's business.

14 March 2016, 12:59 PM

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm. 

14 March 2016, 12:11 PM

Request Modi govt to shut down 'fair & lovely' scheme, take decisive action in Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya case: Congress.

14 March 2016, 12:09 PM

Vijay Mallya is therefore attacking everyone including media because his approach is simple, "you give loan and leave me alone": Congress

People now understand reason for converting CBI's ''look out notice'' for detention because for Modi govt look out notice means "you look, I go out": Congress.

14 March 2016, 12:09 PM

We will deal with that: Congress vice president on showcause notice issued to him by Parliamentary Ethics Committee on citizenship row.

14 March 2016, 12:06 PM

We will deal with that: Congress vice president on showcause notice issued to him by Parliamentary Ethics Committee on citizenship row.

14 March 2016, 12:03 PM

Have today asked the Govt to assess damage of farmers affected by hailstorm and provide them compensation immediately: Rahul Gandhi

We don't want, what happened with farmers last time, to be repeated. We want immediate action (crop damage due to hailstorm): Rahul

Rahul Gandhi tells he will raise farmers' issue in Parliament.

 

14 March 2016, 11:51 AM

He (Azad) should understand what is ISIS: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

 

14 March 2016, 11:50 AM

The Leader of the Opposition should realize that this time he has somewhere slipped on this comment: Jaitley

14 March 2016, 11:36 AM

I believe knowingly or unknowingly you (Azad) have given some respectability to the ISIS, which you should have avoided: Arun Jaitley

The exact quote were, "We oppose organisations like ISIS, the way we oppose RSS", clarifies Azad

14 March 2016, 11:34 AM

Azad reads part of his speech about the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh that has triggered a political controversy.

I request BJP parliamentarians to go into a room to listen to this CD: Azad

If anything wrong is found in it, you can move privilege motion: Azad

This is CD of my speech. GN Azad

Also Read: Ghulam Nabi Azad denies comparing ISIS with RSS

14 March 2016, 11:33 AM

I have said nothing wrong: GN Azad

14 March 2016, 11:31 AM

Congress party must apologize for statement made by Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad: MA Naqvi

 

Speaking on Saturday at an event organised by the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Ghulam Nabi Azad had drawn a parallel between the RSS and the ISIS, saying “So, we oppose organisations like ISIS, the way we oppose RSS. If those among us in Islam too do wrong things, they are no way less than RSS.”

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