Winter Session in Rajya Sabha

November 27, 2015 11:30 am | Updated November 17, 2021 02:04 am IST

NEW DELHI 27/11/2015: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the second day of the winter session of Parliament at Parliament House in New Delhi on November 27,2015. Photo:Sandeep Saxena

NEW DELHI 27/11/2015: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the second day of the winter session of Parliament at Parliament House in New Delhi on November 27,2015. Photo:Sandeep Saxena

Here are the live updates from Vikas Pathak and Vikas Vasudeva:

Finance minister Arun Jaitley speaks in Rajya Sabha on the day of anniversary of the constitution.

11.14 a.m.: Democracy was displaced in many countries, but not in India: Jaitley

11.15 a.m.: The inspiration of my party, Syama Prasad Mookerji was a member of constituent assembly. His contribution was also there: Jaitley

11.19 a.m.: During emergency, govt convinced Supreme Court that in an emergency, poeple have lost right to life and liberty under article 21: Jaitley

11.22 a.m.: Morarji govt. amended constitution and made Article 21 non-suspendable: Jaitley

11.23 a.m.: This was one issue in original constitution that was revisited: Jaitley

11.26 a.m.: Today if someone says something on TV screen, we condemn as intolerance. At that time, right to life was suspended. Those who now claim to swear by it supported it: Jaitley

11.28 a.m.: Excessive use of money in elections is matter of concern and a challenge before Election Commission: Jaitley

11.38 a.m.: Jaitley questions Janata govt's repeal of right to property -- 19 (1) (f) as a fundamental right: Jaitley

11.44 a.m.: Jaitley asks, "Would today's Parliament accept if Dr. Ambedkar had suggested uniform civil code and ban on slaughter of cattle? How would members react if Dr. Ambedkar had proposed article 44 and article 48 today?"

11.47 a.m.: Article 13 says no law can violate Fundamental Rights: Jaitley

11.48 a.m.: Personal laws across religions still violate Fundamental Rights: Jaitley

11.49 a.m.: Jaitley asks, "Are we ready to say all personal laws be made compliant with constitution 65 years later?"

Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks.

12.14 a.m.: Rajya Sabha opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks on constitution anniversary debate.

12.18 a.m.: It is necessary for some people who didnt accept constitution or tricolour to begin with to commit themselves to it today. We who fought the freedom struggle dont need it: Azad

12.37 a.m.: Most of preamble is based on Nehru's objectives: Azad

12.38 a.m.: Patel, Netaji, Nehru belong to country: Azad

12.39 a.m.: Blanking out Nehru is BJP's intolerance: Azad

12.43 a.m.: Govt is deliberately not recognizing contribution of Pt. Nehru in constitution process: Azad

12.45 a.m.: This is intolerance, that Govt is not able to recognise contribution of the first Prime minister: Azad

1.06 p.m.: I have said that terrorists should not be spared. But what about Samjhauta Express, etc.? You should not go slow on some trials and speed up others (hint on Hindutva groups being accused in some cases): Azad

Parliament has adjourned and will continue at 2.30 p.m.

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