AIADMK protest on Karti Chidambaram issue forces Parliament to adjourn for the day

AIADMK members disrupted proceedings in both Houses of Parliament demanding action against former minister P Chidambaram's son Karti on the Aircel-Maxis issue.

AIADMK protest on Karti Chidambaram issue forces Parliament to adjourn for the day
  • Rajya Sabha adjourns for the day as ruckus by AIADMK members over the Chidambaram issue continue unabated.
  • AIADMK members continue noisy protest.
  • Proceedings resume in Rajya Sabha.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3:45 pm.
  • Lok Sabha adjourns for the day as AIADMK members continue slogan-shouting over Chidambaram issue.
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  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm as AIADMK members continue noisy protest on Chidambaram issue.
  • Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says Congress has no argument, hence it is employing disruptive tactics. "I want to tell the Leader of Opposition, the discussion that happened, the reply was given with facts. You have no answer to that. You do not have any valid arguments so you are giving invalid arguments".
  • "You can approach the government for appropriate action. Why are you disrupting the proceedings of the House? This is irresponsible behaviour. This is murder of democracy," says Kurien.
  • Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, who is in the Chair, slams the noisy protests, saying the behaviour of the AIADMK MPs was "very bad".
  • "A serious issue is not discussed like this. This is a deliberate attempt by the AIADMK. Otherwise, never before has AIADMK behaved like this," says the Congress leader.
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  • Azad, who was to move the motion, adds the disruption was "organised by the ruling party" so that the calling attention on the "serious" issue, listed in the agenda today, is not taken up.
  • "There has to be an order in the House to discuss this," Azad said as the House took up discussion on a Calling Attention motion regarding inflammatory speeches by a Union Minister and other elected representatives violating the Constitution and oath of office.
  • We have given a privilege motion against the HRD Minister. The other day, the HRD Minister misled the house while discussing matters related to Hyderabad university. The minister has misled the nation through this Parliament so we have moved a privilege against her: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi​ Azad
  • Congress' privilege motion against Smriti Irani is taken under consideration in Rajya Sabha.
  • Proceedings resume in both Houses of Parliament.
  • Congress MLA Hardeep Singh Dang protests at Gandhi statue in Parliament demanding compensation for farmers
  • I would tell everyone from MoS HRD Ram Shankar Katheria to you, to every one to follow the Constitution. Katheria has denied saying anything derogatory: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2:00 pm after uproar by AIADMK members over Karti Chidambaram issue.
  • AIADMK members continue to protest in the well against Karti Chidambaram in Rajya Sabha.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12:32 pm.
  • AIADMK protesters stormed the Well of the House demanding action against Karti Chidambaram.
  • Non-state actors were involved in the Pathankot terror attack but they cannot function smoothly without support from the state, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in the Rajya Sabha.
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  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid AIADMK uproar seeking action against Karti Chidambaram following ED, IT raids on his premises.
  • The Home Ministry informs the Lok Sabha that the Ministry of Law and Justice has asked the Law Commission to study the usage of Section 124A (Sedition) of the IPC. 
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  • Congress members continue to protest with KC Venugopal showing the rule book to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The Lok Sabha Speaker says: "Don't show me the rule book. I know."
  • "My mother used to sell onions. I have always worked for OBCs, Dalits... I have made sacrifices for Dalits," says Dattatreya, recalling his humble background and work for the downtrodden.
  • Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya accuses Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia of tarnishing his image, saying the letter he sent to the HRD Ministry never had Rohith Vemula's name.
  • Meghwal says he and many other members, including Dattatreya, had given a notice of breach of privilege against Scindia.
  • In Lok Sabha, BJP's Chief Whip Arjun Ram Meghwal accuses Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia of "misleading" the House on February 24 by alleging that Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya had called Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student of Hyderabad University who committed suicide, "anti-national, casteist and extremist".  
  • AIADMK members continue protest against Karti Chidambaram in Rajya Sabha.
  • Proceedings begin in Parliament.
  • Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien tweets:
  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon as AIADMK MPs continue uproar seeking action against Karti Chidambaram.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after AIADMK protests demanding action against P Chidambaram's son Karti following ED, IT searches.
  • In Lok Sabha, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju says the intelligence agencies are in contact with the Punjab Police over terror attacks. "India has handed over all evidence collected in relation to Pathankot attack, to Pakistan," says Rijiju. "For the first time, Pakistan has initiated action after handing over of evidence by India," adds the minister.
  • Amid sloganeering, Congress MP Kumari Selja raises Murthal gang-rape issue in Rajya Sabha, slams the Haryana government as a mute spectator. She further demanded a proper enquiry into the incident.
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  • Some Left members are also seen standing on their seats seeking Speaker's intervention.
  • Sonia Gandhi was seen asking AIADMK members against raising slogans near Kharge. 
  • Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge stands up to raise some issue, apparently relating to Privilege notice against HRD Minister Smriti Irani over the Rohith Vemula suicide issue, but he is shouted down by the AIADMK members.
  • Meanwhile, reports say Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not speak on Motion of Thanks in Lok Sabha today.
  • Chaos in Rajya Sabha over former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karthi's role in Aircel-Maxis issue.
  • Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu tells protesters if they give proper notice, the issue could be discussed in the House and the government was open to a debate.
  • AIADMK members again troop into the Well continuing to raise slogans. 
  • Proceedings begin in both Houses of Parliament.
  • Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda tweets:

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned for 10 minutes till 11:15 am.
  • Meanwhile, the Bahujan Samaj Party gives privilege motion against HRD Minister Smriti Irani in Rajya Sabha. 
  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi was seen talking to Deputy Speaker M Thambi Durai who belongs to AIADMK.
  • Soon after the House was adjourned, AIADMK members could be seen distributing copies of the newspaper to BJP members.
  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 11:15 am following uproar by AIADMK members. 
  • Amid uproar, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan continues with the Question Hour. 
  • The AIADMK members are displaying copies of an English daily which has claimed that Karti has invested in real estate across the world, as per investigations by the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax authorities during searches at his premises.
  • All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) members rush to the Well demanding action on former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti on the Aircel-Maxis issue.​ They are raising slogans like "We want action", "Aircel-Maxis why delay, why delay" and "NDA sarkar take action".
  • The Opposition in Lok Sabha demands action against Minister of State for Human Resource and Development Ram Shankar Katheria over his speech during a condolence programme following a Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader's murder in Agra. 
  • Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Jyotiraditya Scindia have given adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over Katheria's remarks.
  • Congress leader Anand Sharma has given adjournment motion in Rajya Sabha over Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Ram Shankar Katheria's alleged hate speech.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi are likely to speak on the Motion of Thanks in Lok Sabha today.
  • The BJP Parliamentary Party Meeting begins in Parliament.
  • Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Ranjeet Ranjan give a notice for privilege motion in Lok Sabha against Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. The party claimed earlier that Irani's arrogance and blatant lies in Parliament during the discussion on Hyderabad University scholar Rohith Vemula forced them to move the privilege motion against her.
  • The Parliamentary Party Meeting is scheduled to take place at 9:30 am in Parliament. NDA MPs will be present in the meet.
  • A day after Budget Session, Opposition parties, Tuesday, are up in arms about Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani in Parliament over her statements on the death of Hyderabad Central University student Rohith Vemula and the JNU controversy.