Oppn uproar disrupts proceedings in RS

first_imgNew Delhi: Rajya Sabha witnessed repeated disruptions on Monday as the opposition Congress, TMC and SP members created uproar over various issues including crisis in Karnataka, Sonbhadra killings and mob lynching.As soon as the House resumed at 2 pm, the Deputy Chairman asked the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai to move The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019 for passage in the House. Opposition members soon trooped into the well and started raising slogans highlighting various issues like political crisis in Karnataka, killings in Sonbhadra district of UP and mob lynching in Bihar. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Deputy Chairman Harivansh told members that the Chairman has already given a ruling on the political crisis in Karnataka and that the issue cannot be discussed here as the matter is sub-judice. Raising a point of order under Rule 95, TMC leader Derek O’Brien said members did not get sufficient time to submit amendments to the bill as the draft law was passed by Lok Sabha last week and sent to the House on Friday evening. He pointed that the bill was listed for discussion on Monday without giving sufficient notice to members to file their amendments to the draft law. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe Deputy Chairman said members had time till noon to file their amendments to the Bill. Bhupender Yadav (BJP) said the Chairman has power to allow amendments of members. Raising a point of order, Congress leader Anand Sharma said members should get at least two days notice to file their amendments to the bill. He said when bills are not being referred to standing committees for scrutiny, members should be given time to submit their amendments on the bill. He said the government is in a tearing hurry to pass the bill and members’ right to move amendments is being violated. The Deputy Chairman called out names of two members to move their amendments. But when they did not do so, he considered the amendments are not moved. Raising point of order, DMK member Tiruchi Siva said members, who wanted to move amendments, asked the Chair to bring the House in order, “but you presumed that they did not move amendments”. He requested the Chair to allow them to move amendments after bringing the House in order. The Deputy Chairman expressed dismay over members throwing pieces of papers on him and other officials sitting below him and asked if this was the way the chair should be treated.last_img

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