Opposition raises uproar in RS on CAA, NRC

Opposition raises uproar in RS on CAA, NRC

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New Delhi, Feb 4 : The Opposition on Tuesday raised an uproar in the Rajya Sabha over the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register for Citizens, leading to noisy scenes during the Zero Hour and the Question Hour. Soon after laying of papers, as Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu called T Subbarami Reddy to raise his Zero Hour mention on coronavirus, Derek O Brien of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) stood up saying that he has given a notice for suspension of business under Rule 267 to discuss the situation arising out of the passage of the CAA.

The Chairman said he had given a ruling on the matter on Monday and it could not be raised again. The President's address has reference of the issue and it can be raised during discussion on Motion of Thanks to the President's address, he added. Not satisfied with the Chairman's ruling, members of the Congress and AITC entered the Well and started raising slogans on the CAA and the NRC.

Amid the uproar, the chairman proceeded with the Zero Hour and asked members to raise their Zero Hour mentions. Earlier, noisy scenes from the opposition benches were seen when Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur stood up to lay some papers on the floor of the House. (UNI)