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Parliament Highlights: Congress MPs Walk Out Amid Debate Over Delhi Violence

Congress had long been pressing for the discussion and disrupted the house's functioning but the government maintained that they will discuss the issue after Holi.

Parliament Highlights: Congress MPs Walk Out Amid Debate Over Delhi Violence

The opposition has been demanding a discussion on the violence -- which claimed 48 lives since last week.

New Delhi:

Replying on the debate over Delhi violence in Lok Sabha today, Home Minister Amit Shah said the spread of riots on such a big scale, in such a short time, was not possible without a conspiracy.

He further said that a case has been registered to investigate this angle.

As Amit Shah was speaking, Congress MPs staged a walkout.

Here are the Highlights on the proceedings in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha:

Mar 11, 2020 19:38 (IST)
Delhi violence was a conspiracy: Amit Shah

"We did not take the riots casually. Prima facie, I believe that the riots were pre-planned. I assured families of the riot victims that the culprits will not be spared no matter which religion, caste or political party they belong to," Amit Shah said.
Mar 11, 2020 19:35 (IST)
Social media was used to incite hate: Amit Shah

"Around 60 social media accounts were created on 22nd February and were closed down on 26th February. Police will find those behind them. Social media was used to incite hate", Amit Shah said.

"I assure the House that the Delhi Police will hold a thorough investigation into this incident," he added.
Mar 11, 2020 19:34 (IST)
Amit Shah cites “hate speeches” of opposition leaders

Mar 11, 2020 19:30 (IST)
Over 650 meeting of peace committee have taken place since February 25: Amit Shah
Amit Shah: We are ensuring that no action is taken against any innocent person. 49 cases of Arms Act have been registered and 153 arms have been recovered. Over 650 meeting of peace committee has taken place since February 25.
Mar 11, 2020 19:22 (IST)
Those who caused the violence will not be able to escape the law: Amit Shah

Amit Shah: Three people who financed the riots have been arrested. I want to assure the Indians that all those who caused the violence will not be able to escape the law.
Mar 11, 2020 19:19 (IST)
Amit Shah on Trump's Visit: I was busy monitoring situation in Delhi

Amit Shah said: US President Donald Trump's Visit was pre-scheduled. It was my constituency and my visit there was also pre-scheduled. The next day, when Mr Trump visited Delhi, I wasn't present at any event. I was busy monitoring the situation with the Delhi police."

He further said: "I had requested National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to go on the ground and boost the morale of police".

Mar 11, 2020 19:17 (IST)
Congress MPs Walk Out

Congress MPs stage a walk out as home minister Amit Shah speaks in Lok Sabha
Mar 11, 2020 18:50 (IST)
I would like to praise Delhi Police: Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2020 18:44 (IST)
No incident of communal violence after February 25: Amit Shah

No incident of communal violence after February 25: Home Minister Amit Shah



Mar 11, 2020 18:41 (IST)
Amit Shah On Delhi Violence

I pay tribute to all those who died in Delhi violence: Home Minister Amit Shah
Mar 11, 2020 17:35 (IST)
Time to include Muslims from countries where they are in minority: BJD's Pinaki Mishra on CAA

Mar 11, 2020 17:28 (IST)
Kapil Mishra not responsible for Delhi violence: Meenakshi Lekhi

Defending hate speech accused Kapil Mishra, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi said he is not responsible for the violence in Delhi and it began because of the anti-CAA protests in Jawaharlal Nehru University. 
Mar 11, 2020 16:02 (IST)
Delhi Violence Was Brought Under Control Within 36 Hours: BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi says, "The Delhi violence was brought under control within 36 hours which, if you look at in hindsight, was in the making for months." 
Mar 11, 2020 15:49 (IST)
Some people have history of setting things ablaze: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

Mar 11, 2020 15:45 (IST)
Defeat of humanity: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Delhi violence

Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said while some claimed Hindus won, the others said Muslims won in the violence.

"The fact is that humanity was defeated," he said.
Mar 11, 2020 14:48 (IST)
Lok Sabha Passes Motion To Revoke Suspension Of 7 Congress MPs From House

Lok Sabha today passed a motion to revoke the suspension of seven Congress members with immediate effect.  

The seven Congress members-- Gaurav Gogoi, T N Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, R Unnithan, Manickam Tagore, Benny Behanan and Gurjeet Singh Aujla were suspended on March 5 for the remaining period of the Budget session for gross misconduct.

The motion was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and passed by a voice vote.

Speaker Om Birla then announced that the suspension stands revoked with immediate effect.

Mar 11, 2020 14:17 (IST)
Om Birla Revokes Suspension Of 7 Congress Lok Sabha MPs
The suspension of seven Congress Lok Sabha MPs has been revoked by Speaker Om Birla today.

They had been suspended on charges of "gross misconduct" in the House. The seven Congress MPs include Gaurav Gogoi, TN Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, R Unnithan, Manickam Tagore, Benny Behnan and Gurjeet Singh Aujla.

An all-party meeting was held in which this decision was made by the Speaker. The other issue discussed in the meeting were points on how to run the House smoothly.

The leaders who attended the meeting also agreed to discuss the issue of Delhi violence in the house at 2:30 pm. The discussion on "recent law and order situation in some parts of Delhi" is likely to be initiated by Leader of Opposition Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

Mar 11, 2020 13:00 (IST)
Lok Sabha Proceedings Adjourn Till 1.30 PM After Congress Protest Over Expulsion Of MPs
Lok Sabha proceedings were again adjourned for an hour till 1:30 pm today as some Congress members sought to know when the expulsion of seven party MPs will be revoked.

As soon as the House convened, Rajendra Agarwal, who was the presiding officer, informed the House that the Lok Sabha speaker has not approved the adjournment notices given by various opposition members.

Earlier the House was adjourned till 12.30 pm as Congress members raised slogans demanding revocation of expulsion of its seven MPs.

Congress members had trooped inside the well raising slogans with the demand to rescind last week's expulsion order of seven of its members.

They were also joined by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Left MPs. On Thursday last, seven Congress members were suspended for the rest of the ongoing Budget Session for unruly behaviour.

Mar 11, 2020 12:43 (IST)
Lok Sabha Speaker Chairs All-Party Meet Over Smooth Functioning Of House
All-party meeting being chaired by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla underway in Parliament, over smooth functioning of the House.
Mar 11, 2020 12:09 (IST)
Anurag Thakur Faces Opposition Attack In Rajya Sabha Over Provocative Speeches During Delhi Polls
Union Minister Anurag Thakur, who had allegedly made provocative speeches in the run up to the Delhi Assembly polls, faced severe criticism by opposition members in Rajya Sabha when he rose to present a listed paper.

When Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu called Mr Thakur to present the second supplementary demands for grants for 2019-20 in place of his senior colleague and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, opposition benches started booing him.

Mr Thakur, who is the Minister of State for Finance, continued to present the demands, which had been presented in Lok Sabha last week.

As opposition created uproar, some in treasury benches hit back with the jibe of the Congress losing power in Madhya Pradesh.

This riled some Congress members who accused the BJP of engineering defections. Mr Naidu ordered that nothing would go on record.

But when some Congress member continued to raise the matter, Mr Naidu warned he would name members.

Any member named by the Chair has to withdraw from proceedings of the House for the remainder of the day.
Mar 11, 2020 11:55 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till 2 PM Over Delhi Violence
Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned today till 2 pm after opposition parties raised the issue of violence in Delhi and the government ban on two Malayalam news channels for their coverage of the clashes.

Some Congress members raised the political happenings in Madhya Pradesh where the party's government is facing a crisis after Jyotiraditya Scindia's resignation from the Congress.

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said the notice given by the Leader of the Opposition and other MPs over the need to provide relief to violence-affected people of Delhi and instituting an inquiry commission, will be discussed in the House on Thursday morning.

But opposition MPs including those from the Congress continued to raise the issue. Binoy Viswam of the CPI raised the issue of last week's ban of news channels for their coverage of the Delhi violence.

Mr Naidu said the ban has been lifted. The order banning Media One had said it was "critical of the Delhi Police and RSS".

As some Congress members raised the happenings in Madhya Pradesh, Mr Naidu said he would be forced to name the MPs if they defied the chair.

An MP named by the Chair has to withdraw from the proceedings of the House for the remaining part of the day.

Mr Naidu, however, said names of Congress MPs will go into records to say that they tried to disturb the House. Shortly thereafter, he adjourned proceedings till 2 pm.
Mar 11, 2020 11:41 (IST)
AAP Gives Notice In Rajya Sabha Over Yes Bank Crisis
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh today gave a Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over the ongoing Yes bank crisis.

In a letter to Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha, the AAP leader sought permission from Rajya Chairman to allow him to speak in the House.

Mr Singh targetted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over Yes Bank crisis, claiming that a person who owns a bank can rob everyone. "If you have a pistol, you can rob the bank" and "If you have a bank, you can rob everyone. Yes Bank BJP Scam," he tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi).

Last week, the central bank suspended the board of directors at India's fourth-largest private bank and imposed the withdrawal limit on account holders till April 3 citing its poor financial health due to bad loans.

Mar 11, 2020 11:24 (IST)
Lok Sabha Adjourned Till 12.30 PM
Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned today till 12:30 pm as Congress members raised slogans demanding revocation of expulsion of its seven MPs.

As soon as the House convened, Kirit Solanki, who was the presiding officer, took up the Question Hour.

But Congress members trooped inside the well raising slogans with the demand to rescind last week's expulsion order of seven of its members.

They were also joined by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Left MPs.

As the commotion continued for 15 minutes, Ms Solanki adjourned the House till 12:30 pm.

On Thursday last, seven Congress members were suspended for the rest of the ongoing Budget Session for unruly behaviour.

Mar 11, 2020 11:08 (IST)
Rajya sabha adjourned till 2 pm. 
Mar 11, 2020 10:55 (IST)
Parliament Schedule for Wednesday, March 11

Lok Sabha

Discussion on recent law and order situation in some parts of
Delhi.

Bills for consideration and passage:

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

Rajya Sabha

Bills for consideration and passing

The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019.

The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill,
2019.

The National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019.
Mar 11, 2020 10:47 (IST)
Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist) have given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over Delhi violence.
Mar 11, 2020 10:47 (IST)
Congress strategy meeting for Lok Sabha, chaired by Rahul Gandhi is underway in Parliament.
Mar 11, 2020 10:29 (IST)
Amit Shah to reply on the discussion over Delhi violence

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to reply today to a short duration discussion in Lok Sabha on last month''s communal violence in Delhi. This will be the first time that the Union Home Minister would give an official statement on the violence that rocked the national capital from February 23 to February 26 in which at least 53 were people killed and more than 200 sustained injuries. Amit Shah has been criticised by the Opposition for not giving a statement on the issue and not visiting the riot-hit areas. The victims of the violence have also accused the Delhi Police -- that reports to the Union Home Ministry -- of inaction when the riots were raging. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and BJP''s Meenakshi Lekhi have given a notice for short discussion on "Recent law and order situation in some parts of Delhi" in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Other MPs too will join the discussion. The Opposition has been demanding a discussion on the Delhi violence since the beginning of the second leg of the Budget Session on March 2 and disrupted Parliament over the issue. The government had agreed to hold the discussion after Holi.
Mar 11, 2020 09:15 (IST)
Trinamool Congress gives notice in Rajya Sabha

The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday gave a notice in Rajya Sabha for immediate discussion under Rule 267 on "Delhi carnage and the healing process". The Opposition has been demanding a discussion in both Houses of Parliament on Delhi''s communal violence that rocked parts of the national capital between February 23 and 26 in which at least 53 people were killed while more than 200 people sustained serious injuries while property worth crores was destroyed. The government has agreed to hold the discussion after Holi, when the "normalcy" returns. Delhi Police have registered 254 FIRs including 41 cases under the Arms Act in connection with the violence. As many as 903 people have been either arrested or detained by police. Two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) have been constituted under the Delhi Police''s Crime Branch to investigate the violence, news agency ANI quoted as saying.  
Mar 11, 2020 07:41 (IST)
Trinamool Congress gives notice in Rajya Sabha for immediate discussion under Rule 267 on 'Delhi carnage and the healing process'.

Mar 11, 2020 07:34 (IST)
Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi to raise a discussion on the 'recent law and order situation in some parts of Delhi' in Lok Sabha today.

Mar 11, 2020 07:26 (IST)
Lok Sabha to discuss Delhi violence today

The Lok Sabha is scheduled to hold a short duration discussion on last month's communal violence in parts of Delhi in which at least 53 people were killed and more than 200 people sustained serious injuries. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi have given a notice for short on "Recent law and order situation in some parts of Delhi" in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Other MPs too will join the discussion. The Opposition has been demanding a discussion on the Delhi violence since the beginning of the second leg of Budget Session on March 2 and disrupted Parliament over the issue. The government had agreed to hold the discussion after Holi. The violence took place from February 23-26 in Delhi's north-east district.