RS stalled as Opposition protests remarks of V K Singh, RSS chief

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Dec 2015 14:01:20

BSP chief Mayawati, Sharad Yadav and others creating ruckus in Rajya Sabha at New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)



RAJYA Sabha on Friday witnessed two adjournments before noon after BSP launched a vociferous protest over V K Singh’s alleged anti-Dalit remarks and SP created ruckus over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s reported comments on Ram temple in Ayodhya.
No sooner did the House met and mourned the death of former member M A M Ramaswamy and the listed papers laid, BSP supremo Mayawati rose to say that the Government’s attitude over Singh’s comments was “very sad and unfortunate”.
As Deputy Chairman P J Kurien disallowed her and asked her to give a notice for making a statement, her party members rushed into the Well raising anti-Government slogans.
Not to be left behind, Naresh Agarwal (SP) raised the issue of reported statement of Bhagwat over the construction of the temple. Kurien did not allow this as well and asked them to make mentions during the Zero Hour. “Please give notice. This is against
 rules. You cannot make a statement without notice,” he said. Immediately thereafter, SP members rushed into the Well of the House raising slogans.
Mayawati alleged that social and communal atmosphere in the country has deteriorated since BJP came to power, as the Government instead of taking action against the rabble-rousers was indulging in soft-peddling such issues. “Dalit virodhi yeh sarkar nahi chalegi, nahi chalegi (anti-Dalit Government will not be allowed)”, “V K Singh murdabad (down with V K Singh)”, the BSP members shouted.
With members of the two parties not listening to his pleas for order, Kurien adjourned the House for 15 minutes.