The Winter Session of the Rajya Sabha began on a stormy note on Friday, with the Opposition demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “conspiracy with Pakistan” remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh. The uproar repeatedly disrupted the proceedings.
The Congress accused Mr. Modi of levelling “serious charges” against Dr. Singh, former Vice-President Hamid Ansari and diplomats.
Chairman of the House M. Venkaiah Naidu disallowed a notice by the Congress and other Opposition members under rule 267 for suspension of the business of the House to discuss the matter, which led to further noisy scenes.
The House saw three adjournments before the Chair finally called it a day, a little after 3 p.m. following continued uproar and shouting of slogans.
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