Disruption in Parliament as Opposition demands answers from the government
Opposition led by Congress today forced two adjournments in Rajya Sabha demanding discussion over death of a teenaged girl in Moga in Punjab after being allegedly molested and thrown off a bus owned by the Badal family which is in power in the state.
When the House met for the day, Ambika Soni (Congress) raised the issue saying there was a complete breakdown of law and order in Punjab, necessitating Centre’s intervention.
Former CM Capt. Amrinder Singh wants President’s rule in Punjab
Reiterating his demand for imposition of President’s rule in Punjab in wake of the Moga molestation case, former chief minister and senior Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said such incidents will continue to take place till the law is not strengthened in the state.
Congress wants to corner the government over real estate bill
The Rajya Sabha is witnessing a tug of war between the government and the Opposition over the real estate Bill, listed for consideration and passage on Tuesday, as the Congress has upped the ante over it after party vice president Rahul Gandhi’s Saturday meeting with home buyers. Facing a number crunch in the Rajya Sabha, the government was forced to defer the Bill last Wednesday after the Opposition insisted on referring it to a select committee of Parliament.
The repeated demand for justice from the opposition forced Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to adjourn proceedings till 2 p.m.