BSP, Cong harden stand on V K Singh

BSP, Cong harden stand on V K Singh

BSP, Cong harden stand on V K Singh

The Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress on Friday hardened their stand on V K Singh and demanded his removal from both Council of Ministers and Parliament.

They disrupted the proceedings and did not allow the Rajya Sabha to transact any business in the pre-lunch sitting. On Thursday, both the parties had objected to the presence of Singh. 

Leader of Opposition Ghlam Nabi Azad demanded removal of V K Singh both from the Cabinet and Parliament in the light of the recently pledge of Commitment to the Constitution . He said Singh’s statement violates the Constitution.

The Samjawadi Party also created ruckus over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on Ram Mandir and added to the disruption of the proceedings.

When the House began transacting its business after mourning the death of former Rajya Sabha member M A M Ramaswamy, BSP chief Mayawati raised the issue of Singh’s dog analogy after the killing of two Dalit children in Haryana and alleged that instead of government’s taking action against such elements, it is encouraging them.

“The government’s response to the Dalit issue involving V K Singh is sad and a matter of concern,” she said.

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien ruled that she should give a notice for the zero hour. Mayawati insisted and her party members rushed into the well shouting slogans “Dalit virodhi sarkar nahin chalegi (anti-Dalit government will not be allowed to stay) and “V K Singh murdabad” (down with VK Singh).

SP member Naresh Agrawal raised the issue of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comment on the construction of Ram temple. SP leader Ramgopal Yadav also raised the issue and alleged that comment is divisive. SP members also trooped into the well and shouted slogans against the government when Kurien did not allow the issue to be raised.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi confronted both the SP and the BSP. He said that the government is committed to protect the dignity of Dalits and V K Singh has already clarified his stand on the issue.

Responding to the protest of SP members, he said that the matter is pending before the court and the government would abide by court’s verdict.

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