Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha for discussing the SIT report in a case of violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh, in which eight people were killed.
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In his notice, Mr Gandhi has sought for adjourning the business of the House and demanded that the Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) report on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident be taken up for discussion.
On Tuesday, top Opposition party leaders had met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi to chalk out the strategy for the ongoing winter session of Parliament.
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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP TR Baalu, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge were among those who participated in the meeting.
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The Opposition also held a march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk demanding revocation of the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.
Reacting to the privilege motion moved by several Rajya Sabha Members against him, former Chief Justice of India (CJI) and Rajya Sabha member Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday said that the law will take its own course.
Mr Gogoi further informed that he will not be able to attend Parliament’s proceedings today, but was present there on Monday and Tuesday.
This comes as Shiv Sena and IUML MPs, earlier in the day, submitted privilege motions against Mr Gogoi on his remarks on attending the House to a media outlet.
“Law will take its own course,” the former CJI told ANI.
Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for about 55 minutes till 12 noon amid protests by Opposition parties.
Soon after the listed papers were tabled in the House, some Opposition party members tried to raise their points.
With several Opposition members speaking simultaneously and some of them standing, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the proceedings till noon.
The proceedings of the House have been repeatedly obstructed following the suspension of 12 Opposition MPs from the Rajya Sabha on November 29 for the entire Winter Session of Parliament for their “unruly” conduct in the previous session in August.
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Mr Tewari, in his letter to the Secretary-General of Lok Sabha, said: “I hereby give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance, namely: at least 8 banking unions have called for a strike on December 16 and 17 against the government’s attempts of privatization in the banking sector. The latest attempt is being made via the Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021.”