Congress MP moves privilege motion against Naqvi in Rajya Sabha

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 26, 2016 16:47 IST
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session in New Delhi/ (PTI)

Congress MP KVP Ramchandra Rao today moved a breach of privilege notice against Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for allegedly letting ruling members go into the well of the House and disrupt proceedings.

During Zero Hour, Rao said he has given a notice under Rules 187 and 188 against Naqvi for allegedly allowing BJP members to troop into the well of the Rajya Sabha on Friday to stall proceedings and thus committing a breach of privilege.

Rao was piloting a private member’s bill for implementation of a special package for Andhra Pradesh, which got stalled due to ruckus created by the ruling side over the controversial filming of Parliament by AAP MP Bhagwant Mann. The House was the adjourned for the day and the bill was not taken up.

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said Rao’s notice has been received and it will be examined by the Chairman who will convey a decision on it.

Congress had yesterday threatened not to cooperate with the government on legislative business unless the private member’s bill on special package for Andhra Pradesh was taken up, while several other parties including the TDP and CPI(M) strongly objected to the disruption by the BJP.

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