Following the political spectacle occasioned by the Assam violence and Advani’s calling the UPA government ‘illegitimate’, the House turned to the Gurdwara killings for fuel on Thursday. While most condemned the shootings, Wade Michael Page, curiously, was left alone as the Opposition turned the heat on the UPA government and its relations with the US.
12.45 pm: House adjourned after members of the Opposition stormed into the well of the house protesting against the government.
12.40 pm: The session continued to be a delightfully worded one as Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal defended his government’s stance by asking the Opposition to not ‘bake their political cake on funeral fires’.
12.35pm: Though the Punjab government has assured families of Gurdwara shooting victims that the deceased will be flown down at the state’s expense, the Opposition turned on the UPA government, asking them to take ‘action’ on the gurdwara killings. Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj demanded that the Assembly be apprised of the steps taken by the UPA government to ensure that victims get justice.