Parliament LIVE: Last day of Budget session, Trinamool MPs raise Mamata beheading issue

A BJP youth leader has announced a reward of Rs 11 lakh for anyone who beheads Mamata Banerjee. Threat comes a day after hundreds of saffron activists took out massive rallies in Kolkata to mark Hanuman Jayanti.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2017 11:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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A leader of the BJP’s youth wing has announced a reward of Rs 11 lakh for West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s head following state police action against a saffron rally billed as a show of strength.(HT file photo)

The Trinamool Congress raised in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday the issue of a BJP youth leader announcing a Rs 11 lakh reward for anyone who would behead West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Several MPs from other opposition parties too joined in the ruckus.

Wednesday is the last day of Parliament’s Budgest session, and on the agenda is the adoption of a joint resolution on the death penalty handed by Pakistan to former Indian Navy personnel Kulbhushan Jadhav.

New Delhi also summoned Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit and handed over a demarche describing the court proceedings as “farcical” and put on hold the release of several Pakistani prisoners, scheduled for Wednesday. Jadhav has 60 days to appeal Pakistan’s Supreme Court against the order.

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First Published: Apr 12, 2017 11:29 IST