Rajya Sabha held on hold again due to protest over Assam lists

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned just after 17 minutes when it was started today, driven by the protests of the opposition over the list of Assam citizens. Some good minutes were taken up Venkaiah Naidu, the chairman of Rajya Sabha furious reproach to the lawmakers of the opposition, had started off the protests the moment the session began.

Anand Sharma of Congress, condemned the statement made by Amit Shah, the chief of BJP, who remarked the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi “coward”. Mr. Sharma retorted that such kind of statements were unparliamentary, thus setting off protests by the members of BJP.

On the other hand, Venkaiah Naidu, calling for order, said, “”This is the upper house. Unless there is cooperation by all members, it is not possible (to run the house). So when it is not possible, I adjourn the house.”

After certain minutes, in a re-run of yesterday, utter commotion broke lose as Amit Shah stood up to speak. Mr. Naidu spoke about the protests of yesterday, thus feeling the need to adjourn the house without having any of its business run.

A total of six bills were listed to be discussed on today. This is the third at a stretch of disruption in parliament over the bill for Assam draft citizens which has sparked of a political storm. The opposition has accused the government of making the Muslims a target under the excuse of identifying the illegal migrants from the country of Bangladesh-is keeping the pressure high.

It was yesterday that BJP chief Amit Shah recapped that this list is just a draft and there will be a number of chances for the people to prove their citizenship, which will be done through a structured process laid down by the Supreme Court.


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