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Clash in Rajya Sabha over Ghulam Nabi Azad’s remarks

This comment by Azad drew massive protests from BJP members with Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu saying the remarks are "anti-national".

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A sharp clash was witnessed in Rajya Sabha on Thursday after Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad made certain comments linking Uri terror attack casualties to the deaths during demonetisation “crisis”, which the ruling side termed as “anti-national” and wanted an apology from Congress.

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Azad’s remarks, which were strongly objected to by the government, were expunged later tonight. Earlier, heated exchanges broke out between treasury and opposition benches after Azad referred to Uri terror attack while raising an issue on demonetisation.

“Who should be punished” for the death of these 40 people which occurred due to “wrong policy” on demonetisation, he asked and added that “millions of people are troubled. BJP and Government is responsible.”

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This comment by Azad drew massive protests from BJP members with Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu saying the remarks are “anti-national”. An angry Naidu said Pakistan would use these comments against India and that Congress should apologise for it.

He also requested Deputy Chairman P J Kurien to expunge the remarks. Chaos followed and the House was prematurely adjourned for the day, minutes past 3 pm.

First published on: 17-11-2016 at 09:46:01 pm
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