Opposition cries ‘shame’ in Parliament after Modi’s minister says ‘here to change Constitution’
New Delhi: A united Opposition in the present day disrupted proceedings within the Rajya Sabha protesting towards controversial feedback reportedly made by Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde on altering the Structure and secularism.
Congress, SP and BSP members trooped into the Nicely of the Home shouting slogans looking for removing of Hegde and forcing Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the proceedings until 1200 hours.
The difficulty began in the course of the laying of the official papers on the desk of the Home as opposition members shouted “disgrace, disgrace” when Hegde, who’s Minister of State for Ability Improvement and Entrepreneurship, rose to put the papers listed towards his title.
Chief of the Opposition and senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad sought a clarification from the Minister as he may depart the Home quickly after laying papers.
True to this, Hegde sat within the Home for some time listening to opposition protests towards his controversial assertion that the BJP would change the Structure by excluding Secularism from the preamble. Quickly thereafter, he left the Home.
Azad requested if a minister doesn’t imagine within the Structure, does he has a proper to stay as a minister.
“Minister who has no religion within the Structure has no proper to be a minister. He has no proper to be a Member of Parliament,” he mentioned.
Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (TMC) mentioned secularism is inscribed within the preamble of the Structure and requested if a minister is allowed to denounce the identical preamble in public.
Naresh Agarwal (SP) mentioned the Structure is the Ramayana and Gita of democracy and any minister who abuses it and its founder Baba Saheb Ambedkar must be eliminated.
At this, Naidu interjected to ask members to not carry Babasaheb Ambedkar into the controversy.
However the opposition members remained unrelenting and trooped into the effectively elevating slogans.
Naidu requested members to not elevate slogans and ordered that nothing they have been saying would go on document.
He then allowed Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and Republican Social gathering of India founder Ramdas Athawale to talk.
Athawale praised the Prime Minister for honouring the reminiscence of Ambedkar with a becoming memorial and mentioned it was Congress which had insulted Ambedkar.
“Do not create a ruckus. You’re going to be defeated on the whole elections in 2019 and 2024,” Athawale advised the opposition.
Subramanian Swamy (BJP) claimed Ambedkar didn’t embrace the phrase secularism within the Structure.
Naidu tried to revive order however all his efforts went in useless. “How a lot ought to I tolerate. This isn’t acceptable. This isn’t executed,” he mentioned as slogan shouting continued unabated.
As opposition members continued their noisy protest and demanded a dialogue on the problem, Naidu mentioned no dialogue can happen and not using a correct discover.
He then adjourned the proceedings until 1200 hours.