Modi ministers fight in Parliament

first_imgTwo central ministers had a heated argument in the Rajya Sabha on Friday after an opposition lawmaker raised the issue of attacks on minorities in Jharkhand, pointing to the incident of two cattle traders being killed and hanged from a tree in Latehar district last month.Trouble broke out when a male minister said the state government will substantiate the facts of the case and JD(U) leaders trooped to the Well of the House. A female minister stepped in and said she would write to the Jharkhand government to get a detailed report on the incident. But the row raged on and the House was adjourned.The female minister then advised the male minister to be more tactful when dealing with parliamentarians.The male minister responded, saying, “Of course, you’ll say this since you come from the Congress. I’m an old hand in the BJP and know how to deal with these people.” Two central ministers seated nearby were also stunned by these remarks.The female minister then got up and said she no longer felt needed in the government and was going to hand in her resignation letter to the Prime Minister. The two ministers who overheard the conversation tried to pacify her but she walked out of the House.The female minister then called up Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as well as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and complained about her male colleague’s behaviour. The senior ministers said they would speak to the concerned minister about the issue.advertisementThe female minister is also likely to raise the matter before BJP chief Amit Shah.The minister facing the complaint had also raised objections to a former JD(U) leader being drafted into the BJP around the Bihar polls, raising a controversy that saw the party receiving a lot of flak.last_img

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