Both the Congress and BJP are in a war of privilege moves in Parliament. (File)
Day 6 of Parliament's winter session has been disrupted as government, opposition spar over Rafale deal and the 1983 anti-Sikh riots case. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till tomorrow. Earlier in the day, BJP lawmakers had given privilege motion notice to the Secretary of Lok Sabha against Rahul Gandhi. Anurag Thakur, Nishikant Dubey and Sanjay Jaiswal sought action against Mr Gandhi over his speech during the debate on the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in Parliament's Monsoon Session. The members moved notice of breach of privilege alleging that he spoke "falsehood" and "misled the house" over the deal. The winter session of parliament that started on December 11 will end on January 8. This is the last full session for the NDA before the 2019 national elections.
On Friday, the Supreme Court had rejected any corruption in the Rs. 59,000-crore Rafale jet deal and dismissed all petitions asking for an investigation. The Centre then approached the top court for a "factual correction" in a paragraph in its judgement which has a reference to the Comptroller and Auditor General report and parliament's Public Accounts Committee or PAC. The Congress has accused the government of "misleading" the top court and demanded a recall of the verdict and a notice to the Modi government for perjury and contempt of court.
Here are the Highlights on Parliament's Winter Session:
Rajya Sabha has been also adjourned for the day within minutes of reassembling.
Lok Sabha adjourned till Wednesday 11 AM tomorrow after continuous uproar over Supreme Court verdict on the Rafale deal and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not come to the Parliament. Where is the report cited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the Rafale deal?"
Ram Gopal Yadav, leader of Samajwadi Party told NDTV that, "We agree with the Congress demand on a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Rafale deal."
"The government has given a false affidavit on the Rafale deal. They have fooled the country and the Supreme Court." Sanjay Singh, Rajya Sabha MP to NDTV on the parliament disruption.
Minister of state for parliamentary affairs Vijay Goel told NDTV that "the government is ready to hold discussions on Rafale deal but Congress is running away from it. They are running because of Supreme Court's judgement on Rafale and anti-Sikh riots."
Parliament disrupted to spoil the good works of the government, says Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM
Lok Sabha ajourned till 12 noon after treasury asked for Rahul Gandhi's apology over Rafale. The speaker adjourned the house after attempting to proceed with question hour.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after Ghulam Nabi Azad raised issue on privilege motion ad other issues.
Meanwhile, opposition is chanting slogans of "Amit Shah chor hai. Modi Sarkaar chor hai."
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh says "Gandhi pariwaar chor hai. Gali gali me chor hai, Rahul Gandhi chor hai."
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the government has misled parliament by giving a wrong affidavit on the Rafale deal. "The privilege motion should be accepted. This government has misled the Supreme Court, this government has misled the entire country. Meanwhile, government says it is ready for a debate on Rafale deal.
BJP demands apology from Rahul Gandhi over his Rafale deal comments in the Parliament. Members shout slogans of "Rahul Gandhi maafi mango" (Rahul Gandhi apologise), "Rahul Gandhi chor hai" (Rahul Gandhi is a thief).
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) gives notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to take up discussion on ''jobs and unemployment of youth'' during Parliament's Winter Session.
BJP MP's Anurag Thakur, Nishikant Dubey and Sanjay Jaiswal have given privilege motion notice to Secretary, Lok Sabha on Rafale deal against Rahul Gandhi, news agency ANI reported.
BJP MPs Anurag Thakur, Nishikant Dubey and Sanjay Jaiswal had sought action against Rahul Gandhi over his speech during the debate on the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in Parliament's Monsoon Session. In their notice, the lawmakers quoted Mr Gandhi as saying that UPA government had agreed to buy the aircraft at Rs. 520 crore per unit but when the BJP-led NDA government signed the deal, it cost Rs. 1,600 crores "by magic".