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Lok Sabha disrupted as opposition protests Tarun Vijay’s racial remarks

LiveMint logoLiveMint 10-04-2017 PTI

New Delhi: The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned briefly on Monday over the purported racial remarks of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarun Vijay.

As soon as the House took up Question Hour, Congress members raised the issue and demanded an apology.

As they raised slogans, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings for 10 minutes soon after the House assembled for the day.

Opposition Congress also forced two adjournments of proceedings in Rajya Sabha during pre-noon session over alleged misuse of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against opposition chief ministers.

Congress first sought suspension of business to discuss the alleged “unleashing” of ED and CBI against former chief ministers belonging to opposition parties and then trooped into the Well of the House raising slogans.

Deputy chairman P.J. Kurien first adjourned the proceedings for 10 minutes. But when similar scenes were witnessed again, he was forced to adjourn the proceedings for another five minutes.

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