'Swamy is unnecessarily provoking'

April 28, 2016 11:17 am | Updated November 26, 2021 10:20 pm IST

6.21 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 a.m. tomorrow.

6.12 pm: Rajya Sabha passes The Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015

5.59 pm: Rangasayee Ramakrishna, BJP, Karnataka said that for alcohol industry, the power rests in the state govt. "Most of the political lobbying in the states is actually in the control of alcohol manufacturers. This is a country where there is a lot of encouragement for spurious liquor. This is a high time that we review the process of the subject of consumption of alcohol. We've to totally ban spurious liquor."

5.50 pm: Rajya Sabha now discusses The Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015

5.45 pm: The House passes The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016

5.10 pm: Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Environment said that any atrocity against people on the basis of caste system will be punished.

4.34 pm: D. Raja, of CPI, Tamil Nadu said that the Dalit communities, if they migrate to Delhi, they aren't recognised as Dalit in the state. Centre should address this issue and the Dalits should be identified and recognised all over the country.

"There is no adequate social representation even at the judiciary. The govt should take this into consideration. Even private sector should have reservations," he added.

4.22 pm: CPI(M) MP K. Somaprasad from Kerala says that a large number of Scheduled Caste people are forced to migrate away from their native state. They are made to settle in other states. So the people who migrate may not get the benefit given by a state. The Central govt should interfere in this issue and give benefits to Scheduled Caste people all over the country.

4.10 pm: Caste system is prevalent in this society. The government should look into it, says Veer Singh of BSP, from Uttar Pradesh.

3.20 pm: Rajya Sabha discusses The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Our Correspondent Vikas Vasudeva reports:

1:02 pm: The Rajya Sabha is adjourned till 2 p.m.

12:02 pm: Question hour begins in the Rajya Sabha.

11:39 am: RS Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurian says Subramanian Swamy is unnecessarily provoking, expunges his remarks.

11:30 am: Amid uproar by Congress MPs, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, while referring to Swamy, says "the new gift by BJP is the problem."

"We don't have problem with Swamy's clarification, but problem is with the reference he has made. It's his second day in House and you have expunged his remarks twice. How many times will you expunge his words. He is not aware of difference between street words and parliamentary words."

11:27 am: SP member Chaudhary Munvver Saleem says matter relating to minority status of Aligarh Muslim University should be resolved in the House instead of court.

11:12 am: Uproar in the Rajya Sabha after Congress members objecting to Swamy speaking during Zero Hour.

11:06 am: Navjot Singh Sidhu, a nominated member, takes the oath.

10:50 am: Rajya Sabha proceedings start.

Following is today’s business in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha:

Lok Sabha:

The Budget (General) Second stage:

Discussion and voting on Demands for Grants of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Discussion and voting on Demands for Grants of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Rajya Sabha:

Calling Attention on the imposition of Central Excise Duty on the gold jewellery by the Government leading to resentment among jewellers in the country.

Bill for consideration and return:

The Appropriation (Railways) No 2 Bill, 2016.

Bill for consideration and passing:

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

The Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015.

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016.

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