Parliament highlights: Both houses adjourned for day after repeated disruptions by Opposition
The Chandigarh stalking incident and the attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s car in Gujarat last week is expected to dominate proceedings in Parliament.india Updated: Aug 08, 2017 16:22 IST
The Chandigarh stalking incident, involving the son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala and the daughter of a senior IAS officer, is expected to rock both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.
The opposition Congress has accused the Centre and state governments of pressuring the police to dilute the probe, while the BJP has stood behind Barala ruling out his resignation.
Although key bills, including the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, the Requisition and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill and the Companies (Amendment) Bill, are scheduled to be taken up, the Congress is likely to press on the stalking incident as well as last week’s attack on party vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s car in Gujarat.
2.30pm: Rajya Sabha is adjourned for the day.
2.15pm: Naresh Agrawal walks out of Rajya Sabha along with other Samajwadi members. BJP MPs also raise slogans to counter opposition MPs.
1.30pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day without undertaking any serious business as Congress members staged a noisy protest over the attack on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat last week as the government questioned his foreign visits without any security cover.
11.31am: We want to know what is Rahul Gandhi trying to hide by not taking SPG along on foreign tours when he is a SPG protectee, asks home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha
11.30am: This is not only a violation of the SPG Act but it is being negligent to safety issues as well, says home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha
11.29am: In the last two years, Rahul Gandhi was out for 72 days on six foreign tours, but didn’t take SPG cover. We want to know where did he go? Why didn’t he take SPG cover: Rajnath Singh
11.28am: Rahul did not listen to the area police or SPG officials but only his personal secretary, says home minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha.
11.25am: The Gujarat government is investigating the matter and one person has been arrested. Rahul should have followed security related suggestions, says Singh.
11.05am: “There was a heavy presence of security personnel… (Rahul) Gandhi did not use the car provided by the police,” says Singh after the Congress raises the issue of attack on its vice president’s car in Gujarat.