Both houses of Parliament adjourned.
Lok Sabha witnessed three adjournments, while Rajya Sabha too was adjourned for the day due to Sunday's development in Kolkata where the CBI tried to interrogate Kolkata Police chief and West Bengal Chief Minister sat on a dharna protesting the move.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge slammed the government and accused it of trying to finish off the opposition by using the CBI. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, however, refuted the charges and termed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's ongoing sit-in protest in Kolkata as "unprecedented". "The CBI was probing a multi-crore chit fund scam and wanted to interrogate the Kolkata Police chief. Since the scam took place in several states, the case was transferred to the CBI. The tussle between two law enforcement agencies is unfortunate and threatens the federal structure," he said.
Here are the highlights of the Parliament proceedings:
Police Commissioner summoned many times but did not appear: Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also criticises the government. He claims the government want to end opposition by using the CBI.
BJD's Bhartruhari Mahtab also criticises Sunday's incident. The manner in which the CBI is functioning in the last 3-4 months is not professional.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan informs the House that she has received some adjournment notices and she wouldn't be allowing it. She says she will, however, allow the members to raise these issues during Zero Hour. Trinamool Congress member Saugata Roy says the CBI had reached the Kolkata police chief's house without prior permission. He says the West Bengal Chief Minister is on a Satyagraha. He accuses the Centre of misusing the CBI.
Satyagrah by West Bengal Chief minister is against the misuse of CBI by central government. We strongly protest against the CBI and BJP leadership led by PM Modi and Amit Shah who have damaged the constitutional structure. PM Modi should answer in the House.
The proceedings of Lok Sabha were adjourned for nearly 45 minutes today amid protests by Trinamool Congress members over alleged "misuse"of the CBI by the central government.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM amid uproar over CBI row