Vijay Goel accuses Congress of disrupting Rajya Sabha, says party stands 'exposed' after its MPs stormed Well
Union minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel accused the Congress of disrupting proceedings in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, and said it stood exposed.
New Delhi: Union minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel accused the Congress of disrupting proceedings in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, and said it stood exposed.
"There were no AIADMK members in the Well. When the House could have taken up legislative business and discussion on banking scam, Congress members rushed to the Well raising slogans...They accuse others of disrupting proceedings. Now, they stand exposed," he said in New Delhi.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Wednesday after bidding farewell to retiring members amid protests by Congress members demanding that a discussion on the banking fraud should be held under a rule that entails voting.
The Rajya Sabha has not been able to transact any serious business for the 17th day in a row due to protests over several issues. However on Wednesday, it took up the process of bidding farewell to about 60 members whose tenure would end in the next few weeks.
Khanna is a businessman and two-term former MLA who had not been much active politically after quitting the Congress some years ago
Rawat, who holds the forest, environment, labour and employment portfolios in the Uttarakhand cabinet, had left Congress to join BJP in 2016
Cabinet minister Yashpal Arya and his MLA son Sanjiv Arya quit the BJP to join the Congress. MLA Rajkumar left the Congress to join the saffron party