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Parliament condemns attack on Pawar

The Parliament today strongly condemned the assault on agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday saying it was an assault on democracy

delhi Updated: Nov 25, 2011 22:52 IST
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The Parliament on Friday strongly condemned the assault on agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday saying it was an assault on democracy.

Lok Sabha speaker the house strongly condemns the unfortunate incident of assault on the agriculture minister. "The house expresses its unequivocal disapproval of taking recourse to violent and undemocratic means to express disagreement," she said.

Before the Lok Sabha met for the day, several members went across to Pawar as a gesture. Leaders from all political parties condemned the attack and some also lambasted social activist Anna Hazare for asking whether Pawar was slapped once.

Rajya Sabha too condemned the assault on Pawar. When the House met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari made a mention of the incident that took place yesterday barely a few kilometers away from Parliament.

"I am sure the whole House will join me in condemning the Assault on Pawar", he said as members thumped their desks in show of support.