VVIP chopper deal: Live updates from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. A view of the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi where debate proceedings ensued (Source: PTI)
Subramanian Swamy, who triggered huge protests from Congress yesterday over his attempts to drag Sonia Gandhi in the AugustaWestland helicopter row, today again made some controversial remarks in Rajya Sabha which the Chair immediately expunged and warned him of action for unnecessary provocation.
Expunging Swamy’s reference to the Constitution of another country that triggered vociferous protests from Congress members, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien also ordered media not to report the remarks.
Trouble broke out after Chaudhary Munavver Saleem (SP) in Zero Hour referred to Swamy being part of the movement in 1970s to protect the minority status of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
2:30 pm: Meanwhile, outside Parliament, BJP chief Amit Shah asked the Congress to clarify when the bribes were taken and given when they were in power in the AgustaWestland row.
2:15 pm: Critical issues are being discussed in the Rajya Sabha right now.
2:00 pm: Raj Babbar is speaking on the jewellers strike.
1:45 pm: Both Houses of Parliament are on a lunch break.
12:20 pm: Right now, Question Hour is progressing in the Rajya Sabha.
12:15 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are present in the Rajya Sabha.
11:50 am: A member is now discussing the fire at Delhi’s National Museum of Natural History and how several artifacts have been lost in the incident.
11:35 am: Meanwhile, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha on the Pathankot attack.
11:30 am: This man (Subramanian Swamy) doesn’t understand difference between words used in streets and ones used in Parliament: Ghulam Nabi Azad
11:25 am: It’s a full-blown war in the Rajya Sabha between BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy and a host of Congress leaders.
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