Parliament: RS, LS adjourned for the day amid uproar over Mamata’s flight row

New Delhi, December 2: Rajya Sabha is adjourned till Dec 5 amid uproar as Opposition raises “Tana Shahi nahi chalegi” slogans.

The Day 13 of Parliament’s Winter session started with the massive exchange of words in both the houses over army deployment in West Bengal. While BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said, the state was informed and there is no point in dragging Army into controversy. The opposition discharged the claims and accused central government of politicising army. 

Yesterday after air travel controversy, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee initiated a fresh battle of words by accusing the Central government of deploying Army soldiers at toll booths on national highways in West Bengal. She objected army deployment in her state and called it “political vendetta” and a “military coup” by the government.

However, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar objected to the remarks and called it “political frustration”.

In morning Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi charged Prime Minister Modi for playing TRP politics and an incompetent Prime Minister at CPP.

After opposition leaders meeting today, the opposition had said that they are ready for a debate with the voting rule in Lok Sabha. They demanded PM Modi’s apology in Rajya Sabha.

Highlights of the Day 

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till Dec 5 amid uproar as Opposition raises “Tana Shahi nahi chalegi” slogans.
  • Trinamool Congress MLAs are staging a dharna outside Raj Bhavan demanding the army’s withdrawal from toll plazas.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan informed the house that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Bhagwant Mann would not attend the proceedings of the house till December 9. He was accused of breaching of Parliament security.
  • Venkaiah Naidu on Mamata’s protest: “It is a cheap political stunt to defame the government and drag the army into unnecessary controversy.”
  • #Lok Sabha is shortly adjourned for the day after ruckus over demonetisation and deployment of army at toll plazas in West Bengal.
    Soon after the House met for the day, Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandopadhyay raised the army deployment issue, saying the state government was kept in the dark on the matter. Responding to Trinamool Congress’ allegations, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar says, the deployment was a routine exercise.Opposition Congress and Trinamool Congress leaders later trooped near the Speaker’s podium and shouted slogans against the demonetisation move by the government. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan urged the agitating members not to disturb the Question Hour as it was the right of the other members. But they did not relent. As the din continued, Mahajan adjourned the House till 12.
  • #Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm
    “Why aren’t slogans shouted on the streets? This is not a place to shout,” said Hamid Ansari and adjourned the house till 2.30 pm
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha again
    Speaker says, the behaviour of members is unacceptable.Members raise slogans “Maafi Maango and “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”Derek O’Brien ask for permission so as to present papers in the parliament on Monday to verify if what the government is saying about informting the sate about army deployment.
  • It is unfair to Bengal CM. This is a big attack on Indian Constitution. Army should not be politicized: Mayawati in RS
  • Demonetisation issue in Rajya Sabha again. Congress leader Anand Sharma brought up the issue of availability of adequate cash in the Rajya Sabha.
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha as Subhash Bhamre, MoS Defence explains, “similar exercise was done in 2015 at the same location.”
    He says, the information that this House has is “factually incorrect.” “Army was in Bengal for a routine exercise.”
  • Tanashahi nahi chalegi says Opposition in Rajya Sabha
  • Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad also raised the issue of Army deployment in West Bengal in Rajya Sabha.
  • TMC leader slammed the BJP government for deploying Army in West Bengal. Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu told Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien that the deployment was a routine exercise and casting aspersions on the prime minister is not acceptable.
  • Trinamool Congress accuses central government for deploying Army with ulterior motive in West Bengal.


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