Parliament is meeting for Day 2 of the Winter Session today. Let’s see what happens on the second day:
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The first day of the Winter Session took up discussion on commitment to the Constitution as a part of Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary celebrations. While Rajnath took a dig atAamir Khan on intollerance issue, it was Sonia Gandhi who said the ideals of Constitution is in danger adding the Congress doesn’t need a lecture on Constitution from the BJP.
Meanwhile, Venkiah naidu today said “Some people are unnecessarily trying to score brownie political points on the issue of secularism. We are in touch with Congress, there will be some discussions (on GST) today, confident we’ll be able to come to sort of agreement.”
He added,”India secular by nature, secularism is very much there in our genes, some people may make staments, that should not detract our attention.”
On Rajnath’s speech on secularism he said, “Rajnath Singh yesterday said that secularism is abused.”
Here are the live updates:
01:21 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2:30 pm.
12:45 pm: Ghulam Nabi Azad: When you read Preamble of the Constitution, it conveys the objectives of Pandit Jawarhalal Nehru, but you don’t mention him. This is intollerance.
When you read Preamble of the Constitution, it conveys the objectives of Pandit Jawarhalal Nehru, but you don’t mention him. This is what is called intolerance
Objective of the Constitution should be to facilitate the ideals of the Indian Constitution, said Pandit Nehru.
Nehru, Subash Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel are being pitted against each other even though they aren’t alive.
We talked of Germany and Hitler today but we didn’t speak of Pandit Jawarlal Nehru.
BR Ambedkar was the most educated amongst all our leaders during that time.
Ambedkar was a vcitim of discrminiation by upper castes people.
12:28 pm: Venkaiah Naidu in Lok Sabha: I don’t know what is an Aryan. I am an Indian.
12:06 pm: Govt called Opposition under public pressure. This was not their intent, we want to pass GST as this bill was brought by us: Rahul Gandhi
11:21 am: Congress demands apology for controversial remarks on Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi.
11:10 am: Arun Jaitley speaks addresses Rajya Sabha says, Ambedkar fought against social evils.