This Article is From Dec 17, 2015

Union Minister VK Singh Booed By Opposition Lawmakers In Rajya Sabha

Union Minister VK Singh Booed By Opposition Lawmakers In Rajya Sabha

The opposition in Rajya Sabha had targeted Union minister VK Singh over his remarks on Dalit killings in Faridabad in October, seeking his resignation.

New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs, General (Retired) VK Singh, who has been at the centre of the 'dog analogy' controversy, was today jeered by some Opposition members in Rajya Sabha when he rose to lay the listed papers.

Some Congress lawmakers booed him when he was called by Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien to lay the papers listed against his name in the day's list of business of the House.

When the minister was again called to make a statement regarding status of implementation of the recommendations of the Standing Committee, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members joined their Congress counterparts to jeer at him.

Some of the lawmakers also shouted "VK Singh Murdabad" (down with VK Singh).

Gen Singh had kicked up a row when he reacted to the killing of two children from a Dalit family reportedly saying if someone throws stones at a dog, why blame the Government for it in October.

The opposition had targeted the minister over the remarks during the earlier part of the winter session, seeking his resignation.

Gen Singh laid the statement regarding status of implementation of recommendations and observations contained in the 14th report of the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on Demands for Grants (2015-16) pertaining to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

He is also a Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Order was restored in the House once Gen Singh sat down after laying the papers.