PM must act against Sadhvi: Ashwani Kumar

December 04, 2014 12:40 am | Updated April 07, 2016 02:33 am IST - New Delhi:

The stalemate in Rajya Sabha over the hate speech by Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is expected to continue with the Opposition appearing to be in no mood to relent on its demand for her ouster even, as the government appealed to it not to disrupt proceedings when the Prime Minister comes to the Upper House on Thursday.

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ashwani Kumar said that “unless the Prime Minister assures us that he will take action against her [Jyoti], we will not stay quiet”.

The Opposition is seeking to corner the government over the issue as the National Democratic Alliance does not have a majority in the Upper House.

Thursday is the Prime Minister’s day in Rajya Sabha during question hour, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu appealed to the opposition to not disrupt it, saying they could talk out and walk out, but “let there be no break out.”

The House was adjourned four times in the pre–lunch sitting and twice again in the post–lunch period due to the Opposition uproar, before it was adjourned for the day.

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