Rohith Vemula case a 'virtual murder', probe into suicide 'farce': Opposition on Smriti Irani's reply
The ongoing Budget Session of Parliament witnessed unruly scenes on Friday as the Opposition decided to block work unless Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani apologises for reading out controversial references to Goddess Durga, while BJP pressed for discussion on Congress leader P Chidambaram's controversial remarks on Afzal Guru.
New Delhi: The ongoing Budget Session of Parliament witnessed unruly scenes on Friday as the Opposition decided to block work unless Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani apologises for reading out controversial references to Goddess Durga, while BJP pressed for discussion on Congress leader P Chidambaram's controversial remarks on Afzal Guru.
Here are the live updates:-
-I beseech you, please do not pass unverified statements as evidences: Yechury.
-The statement was signed by JNU students, it was not a mere pamphlet: Smriti Irani clarifies over "Durga" issue.
-She quoted Macbeth: foul is fair and fair is foul. Irani is making all that is foul, fair: Sitaram Yechury hits back again.
-Every word that the minister has spoken has been authenticated. If you have said something, authenticate that: Jaitley to Yechury.
-Minister says there was a Dalit professor in the committee. Yes, but he gave a dissenting note and quit: Yechury on Rohith Vemula suicide.
-Who is a good Hindu? Will they give certificates? Why is all this being brought up here in his august House to divide country?: Yechury.
-You have pushed the child to commit suicide, its virtually a murder: Yechury.
-You pushed the child to commit suicide, says Sitaram Yechury hits back in RS.
-Opposition unimpressed with HRD Minister's reply on Rohith Vemula case, ruckus continues.
- I am not satisfied with the answer of HRD Minister, the truth is that the inquiry committee has no Dalit member: Mayawati.
-It is incorrect that there is no member of SC community in the inquiry committee: Smriti Irani responds to Mayawati.
-Rohith Vemula was not denied any fellowship money: Smriti Irani responds to Mayawati's question in Rajya Sabha.
-Lok Sabha also adjourned till 2.30 pm.
-Union HRD Minister may issue clarification on her alleged controversial references to Goddess Durga after Upper House reconvenes.
-Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm as ruckus continues.
-I salute our brave soldiers. From strategic point of view, it is very important for us to secure this area (Siachen): Parrikar in Lok Sabha.
- If you vacate this position (Siachen) and enemy occupies that, it will be impossible and we'll have to lose many lives to recover it. I know we are paying a price for that, but we need to maintain this position (Siachen): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in Lok Sabha.
-MA Naqvi should withdraw for saying that we don't allow legislation work to happen in RS: Sitaram Yechury
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-What I can do now is I will go through the record and expunge anything that is blasphemous: RS Speaker
-It is a tradition of the House that no blasphemous things will be said here: Rajya Sabha Speaker
-I am a practising Hindu and a Durga worshipper. I said it with a lot of pain: Smriti Irani
-All we hear from Opposition is them asking for apologies, so will no legislation be done in the House any more?: MA Naqvi
-So many pamphlets are distributed everyday, so will all of them which hurt sentiments be read in RS?: Ali Anwar, JDU
-I read it because I was asked to explain what is the proof: Smriti Irani
-These are authenticated documents from the university itself. Smriti Irani
-The docs I read yesterday are officials documents from the University, these are not documents of the BJP govt: Smriti Irani
-There were comments made on veracity of facts yesterday: Smriti Irani
-We kept requesting her to stop but she didn't, nothing blasphemous must be tolerated in RS: Anand Sharma
-HRD Minister must apologise for what she said about Goddess Durga, its blasphemous: Anand Sharma, Congress
-I agreed that the Mayawati's demand will be responded to, I made the observation that Govt may consider this: RS Speaker
-Opposition MPs ask govt to consider Mayawati's demand for a Dalit person to be made part of the inquiry committee for Rohith Vemula case.
-Opposition MPs create ruckus over Rohith Vemula suicide case in Rajya Sabha.
-BJP's Anurag Thakur gives notice in LS on Chidambaram's statement on Afzal Guru and former Home Secretary GK Pillai's claims on Ishrat Jahan.
-Congress to stall Rajya Sabha over Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani's remarks made in Parliament yesterday.
-Reacting to Chidambaram’s remarks, BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma called it “unfortunate”.
-It is an “insult” to the martyrs of Parliament attack and the judiciary: BJP
-Chidambaram’s remarks, BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma called it “unfortunate”, saying it is an “insult” to the martyrs of Parliament attack and the judiciary.
-Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram had recently said that the Afzal Guru case was “perhaps not correctly decided” and that there were “grave doubts about the extent of his involvement” in the Parliament attack. Afzal Guru was hanged on February 9, 2013.