Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 2 pm after the i=opposition protested over the Delhi pogrom. The ruling NDA was cornered by the opposition over the riots, who demanded home minister Amit Shah’s resignation.
The Congress submitted a leave of motion notice in the Lok Sabha stating that the “unprecedented violence” during the riots had dented India’s secular credibility and tarnished the image of the country globally, while the Trinamool Congress staged a dharna at the Gandhi statue.
Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay Singh said he will demand a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the riots.
Here are the updates:
Opposition demands the resignation of Amit Shah
8.05 am: Indian Union Muslim League MP Kunjalikutty submitted a notice requesting the hose to discuss the Delhi riots.
Muslim League MP PK Kunjalikutty submits notice to discuss Delhi riots in Lok Sabha. He asks, If this can happen within radius of 10km.of Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhavan, how do the govt plan to protect the citizens? @DeccanHerald pic.twitter.com/ac1im1zgJT
— Shemin (@shemin_joy) March 2, 2020
8.57 am: A couple of others including CPI’s Binoy Vishwam and Congress leaders submitted a notice to discuss the riots.
“We are ready for discussion on any issue as per the rules of the house and provided the speaker gives permission for it. But first, we all should ensure the passage of the budget which is constitutional responsibility for all of us,” Union Parliamentary Affairs minister Arjun Ram Meghwal told PTI.
“The manner and form of protest inside or out of Parliament is a matter of coordinated strategy and not an issue to be publicly aired. But the country is assured that we will discharge our responsibilities vigorously and without fear, despite extreme and illegal intrusion and harassment,” Congress Chief spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told PTI.
Trinamool Congress Stage Dharna
Trinamool Congress MPs staged a dharna near Gandhi statue at the Parliament today at 10.30 on the first day of the second half of the Budget Session.
— India Today (@IndiaToday) March 2, 2020
Holding placards and shouting slogans, the MPs said that the issue will be raised very strongly in Parliament.
23 notices on Delhi Riots
The Opposition parties separately sent 23 notices in Lok Sabha in connection with the Delhi riots. Congress, Shiv Sena, Trinamool Congress, AIMIM and DMK are among the parties to have sent notices in the Lower House of Parliament.
A notice to move an Adjournment Motion on the #DelhiRiots has been given in Lok Sabha today by Ms. @jothims, MP of the Indian National Congress @INCIndia, for raising the issue of #DelhiViolence in Parliament. pic.twitter.com/3DTLCtwARa
— Umang Shah (@Umang20294) March 2, 2020
Congress, AAP, and TMC also held separate protests on the issue.
We want Amit Shah to resign, Shashi Tharoor
“We want the home minister to resign and for the prime minister to come to the Parliament and answer for what has happened in the capital of the country and what his government’s intentions are, said Shashi Tharoor MP of Congress.
Both houses adjourned till 2pm
Following commotion, both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned till 2pm.
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi says, “This was not a riot. This was a genocide, allowed by the Delhi Police. The government kept silent. All that the PM did was to tweet on this. Why can’t the PM speak on Delhi violence? He knows that a former BJP MP was the one who incited the violence. We all know what Anurag Thakur said.”