New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s controversial statement on Thursday created uproar in the Rajya Sabha. The Deputy Chairman P J Kurien warned him of action for unnecessary provocation. 

The Opposition stormed the well of the house saying that Swamy was provocative and later Swamy’s comment was expunged by the the Rajya Sabha chair. The Deputy Chairman also ordered media not to report the remarks. 

“I have no objection to minority institution. But Article doesn’t promote financing minority institution. You don’t know Constitution; you know Italian Constitution,” was expunged by the Rajya Sabha chair.

Here are the highlights of the Parliament Budget session: 

6.20 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.

4.40 pm: Meanwhile, the Youth Congress workers protest against the Central Govt on AgustaWestland issue.

2. 45 pm: Arun Jaitley speaks in the Rajya Sabha.

2.30 pm: Anil Desia requests the govt that one percent excise be taken off and deferred till GST bill is passed. 

2.15 pm: Excise department is the most corrupted department: Naresh Agrawal, SP.

Meanwhile, outside the Parliament, Amit Shah asked the Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to make it clear who received the “kickback” in VVIP chopper scam.

2.05 pm: Raj Babbar speaks on the jewellers strike.

1.00 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.

12.55 pm: I am quite sure that after the Pakistan’s terror attack in Pathankot, there is a considerable stress that has been caused, says VK Singh in RS.

12.45 pm: Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar of INC raises the issue of shutting down of Industrial training institutes across the country.

12.35 pm: Congress raises the issue of Pathankot terror attack in Rajya Sabha.

12.26 pm: The HRD Minister says that sixty new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas will be opened this year.

12.20 pm: Kendriya Vidyalayas cannot be opened everywhere, says Smriti Irani.

12.10 pm: Rajeev Shukla says RTI act is being misused.

11.40 am: Jis school mein aap padhne gaye hain, hum headmaster rahe hain wahan ke, says Mukhtar Abass Naqvi.

11.38 am: Congress members demand Swamy to sit down. 

11.33 am: Jairam Ramesh says Subramanian Swamy provocatively brought reference to Italian Constitution.

11.30 am: Swamy and Congress face-off in RS.

11.25 am: I have no problem with the minority institutions, says Subramanian Swamy. “I have no object to minority institution. But Article doesn’t promote financing minority institution. You don’t know Constitution; you know Italian Constitution.” (*Comment expunged)

11.22 am: Ghulam Nabi Azad says Subramanian Swamy doesn’t understand difference between words used in streets and ones used in Parliament.

11.20 am: Chaudhry Munnawar Saleem, (SP) raises matter of AMU in RS. Calls for protecting autonomy of the University.

11.15 am: KC Tyagi raises Bhagat Singh matter in Rajya Sabha.

11.10 am: Parliament session begins in both houses.


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