The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were adjourned for nearly 50 minutes on Monday after an uproar by Congress and Left members over the handling of the death of IUML leader and MP E Ahamed.
Amid noisy scenes, an apparently upset Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House till noon. As soon as the House took up the Question Hour, Congress and Left members, mainly from Kerala raked up the issue of Ahamed’s death at RML hospital here following a cardiac arrest.
The Opposition members have been demanding a probe into the manner in which the death of Ahamed was “handled” by the government, alleging that he had died soon after being rushed to the hospital but it was announced much later.
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#2:20PM: Speaker Sumitra Mahajan expunges Mallikarjun Kharge's controversial remark against BJP
#2:19PM: Anant Kumar demands an apology from Mallikarjun Kharge
#2:15PM: Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge in Lok Sabha:
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- In name of sanatan dharm you want people to be divided. You emotionally blackmail people in the name of God
#1:10PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends Lok Sabha proceedings
#1:05PM: Disruptions in LS as Oppn protests over Ahamed's death; RS adjourned till 2PM
#11:21AM: How and when, time will tell, but Ram Mandir will not be built in India or in Ayodhya then will it be built in Pakistan: Giriraj Singh
#11:15AM: Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon
#11:14AM: Will take up the matter of Ram Mandir and resolve this issue in a constitutional manner. If needed, will take further steps: Vinay Katiyar
#11:09: Parliamentary committee should be constituted & those found guilty after inquiry should be punished: Mallikarjun Kharge on E Ahamed's death
#10:356AM: Delhi: TMC stages protest against government in front of Gandhi statue inside Parliament complex
#10:35AM: Rahul Gandhi joins protest over issue of #EAhamed's death by MPs from Kerala inside Parliament complex
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#Gave adjournment motion in LS. Hospital staff showed grave disrespect & announcement of his death was delayed: NK Premachandran, RSP
The budget session started on January 31. On day 1, President Mukherjee opened the session with ceremonial speech defining the Modi Govt’s achievements during the term, while Finance Minister presented Economic survey.
On Day 2 February 1, Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2017-18. Although the day started at an unfortunate note, as sitting MP E Ahamed passed away that day early in morning, casting a cloud of confusion over the postponement of the budget. However, the budget was presented after two minutes silence.
February 2, Day 3 of the budget session in Lok Sabha was however suspended as a homage to the deceased MP.
Day 4 of the budget session remained in limbo as it was marked with several adjournments.