NEW DELHI: Upping the ante on the issue of Delhi Police officials visiting Rahul Gandhi's residence, the Congress has raised the issue in parliament on Monday, saying that the Narendra Modi government has much to answer when it comes to right of privacy of citizens.
The Congress demanded an explanation from the Prime Minister's Office on why the police were seeking details about the party Vice President Rahul Gandhi even as the BJP accused the opposition party of making an issue out of a routine security-related inquiry.
Here are the Live Updates:
11:55 AM: Congress stages walkout in Rajya Sabha protesting Rahul Snoopgate.
11:46 AM: Don’t make mountain out of mole hill, says Jaitley in Rajya Sabha
11:45 AM: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to opposition: Don’t hype the issue
11:43 AM: Government defends Rahul Snoopgate. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says, Police were doing their job. Asking for fact is not snooping, the issue is being politicised.
11:42 AM: Have never filled any proforma, how can such a proforma exist? Says JDU leader KC TYagi
11:40 AM: We are not a police state, Home Minister should make a statement, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
11:35 AM: Political freedom diminishing, the issue is the timing of the visit, says Congress leader Anand Sharma.
11:29 AM: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defends Rahul Snoopgate, says not snooping, only profiling.
11:23 AM: Congress demands Home Minister's explanation, says snooping against democracy.
11:17 AM: Uproar over Rahul Snoopgate in Parliament. Congress wants question hour suspended
11:02 AM: Kiren Rijiju likely to make statement in Parliament
11:00 AM: Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi briefs MoS Home Kiren Rijiju on Rahul 'snooping' issue.
10:48 AM: Congress protest at Rajghat against Land Bill
10:20 AM: Congress issues notice to Rajya Sabha. Notice to discuss Rahul Snoopgate