LS adjourned after ruckus over 'Operation Lotus' in Karnataka

LS adjourned after ruckus over Operation Lotus in Karnataka

New Delhi, Into the last working week of the last working session of 16th Lok Sabha, there is - however - no let up in situation and the Question Hour was again washed off in the Lower of Parliament on Monday yet again. As soon as the House reassembled to begin the day's session after the weekend, Congress member K C Venugopal was up on his feet raising the issue of alleged 'Operation Lotus' launched in JD(S)-Congress ruled Karnataka and said a tape is in circulation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are also involved in the episode. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, however, said she would allow the member to raise the issue after Question Hour and called for taking up of first listed question of the day. BJP lawmaker Ganesh Singh put the first supplementary question on the issue of reservation for the people of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs in jobs under the ministry of Human Resource Development. Replying to questions, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar reiterated that the government is committed to upholding and implementing the policies of reservation in his ministry in all sincerity. However, by then Congress members trooped into the Well carrying placards - 'Say No to Money Politics' and 'Say No to Political Horse Trading' while TDP members also joined them demanding Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh. The Trinamool Congress members also trooped into the Well accusing the government of misusing CBI. But as there was no improvement in situation, the Speaker adjourned the House till 1200 hrs.

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