Opposition members raise slogans against Jayant Sinha over garlanding row, demand apology from BJP leader
Opposition members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday raised slogans against civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha for garlanding men convicted of lynching a meat trader in Jharkhand.
New Delhi: Opposition members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday raised slogans against civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha for garlanding men convicted of lynching a meat trader in Jharkhand.
As soon as the minister rose to respond to a question on upgradation of airports during the Question Hour, opposition members started raising slogans. They soon rushed to the Well demanding an apology from the minister. They raised slogans such as "stop garlanding convicts" as Sinha responded to the question.
Sinha, however, continued to speak. Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who was the senior-most member of the Union Cabinet present in the House, stood up briefly apparently urging Opposition members to return to their seats.
As Sinha completed his answer, opposition members withdrew from the Well. Sinha had sparked a controversy after pictures of him felicitating men convicted of lynching a meat trader in Jharkahand went viral on social media. He had later expressed regret and had said that he believes in the rule of law.
The Jharkhand teams for the Santosh Trophy and women's championship are scheduled to report on 25 November and 28 November respectively.
Since the commencement of Parliament’s Winter Session on Monday, there have been continuous disruptions in the functioning of both Houses due to the protests by the members of Opposition parties
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