Rajya Sabha adjourned over Kumari Selja’s remark

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was on Thursday adjourned for half an hour after the House witnessed an uproar over former Congress minister Kumari Selja`s remark that she was asked about her caste at a temple in Gujarat.

The government and the opposition locked horns on Wednesday as the treasury benches sought to contradict Selja`s claim of having faced caste discrimination at the temple when she was a union minister.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 11.44 am.

On Wednesday, Leader of the House Arun Jaitley referred to Selja`s comment made during the discussion on Constitution that she was once enquired about her caste at a temple in Dwarka.

Jaitley said that contrary to her claim, Selja`s comments in the visitors` book of the temple were full of “complimentary words”.