First time in Independent Indian history, ruling party not letting House to function: Azad

New delhi: While the opposition continued to attack the government on demonetisation and the alleged scam involving Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju, the Bharatiya Janata Party raised the AgustaWestland scam in parliament.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, however, gave a notice in the Rajya Sabha on the “hardships faced by farmers due to demonetisation”.

Speaking in the Upper House, he said, “I have given notice so that the debt of the farmers is forgiven. The BJP is not in the support of the farmers.”

He said this is for the first time in history of India that it’s the ruling party is not letting the House to function.

The Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon amid uproar by opposition who said that the government is not letting the house function over demonetisation.

Deputy chairman PJ Kurien asks for MPs to sit down as Congress and BJP leaders spar over Ghulam Nabi Azad’s speech on demonetisation.

Senior BJP leader and Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi object to leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad speaking in the Upper House, while, Kurien asks the BJP members to sit down.