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Uproar in Par over controversial remarks by ministers


New Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) Parliament today witnessed uproar over alleged controversial remarks made by Union ministers Niranjan Jyoti and Giriraj Singh, with opposition forcing brief adjournments of both the Houses.

As soon as Lok Sabha met for the day, Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge reminded Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of the adjournment notices given by him and his party colleagues over the reported statements of the two ministers.

The Speaker rejected the notices saying though the matter is of urgent importance, the business of the day cannot be allowed to be disrupted. She, however, suggested that members can raise the issue during Zero Hour.

Kharge said the “objectionable” language used by Jyoti has created tension at a time when there have been communal riots.

Several Congress and Trinamool Congress members rushed to the Well shouting slogans.

Congress members were heard demanding apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The issue being raised by Trinamool Congress could not, however, be heard in the din.

Though the House took up two questions during Question Hour, the continuous pandemonium forced Mahajan to adjourn the House for 15 minutes till 11.30 AM.

While Jyoti was present in the Lok Sabha, Giriraj Singh could not be seen.

Both the ministers had made certain controversial statements yesterday.

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