RJ(D) MP tore newspaper in Lok Sabha
RJD MP, Rajesh Ranjan (Pappu Yadav) tore up a newspaper and threw the bits in the air in front of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s chair in the Lok Sabha on Friday, to express his anger over not being allowed to raise the UPSC issue in the House.
As soon as Question Hour got over, Mr. Ranjan cited a newspaper report on the police action against UPSC aspirants in Timarpur, but the Chair did not allow a discussion on the issue, Ms. Mahajan told the protesting MP that he could raise it after giving notice in the Zero Hour.
Mr. Ranjan was later allowed time to raise the issue during Zero Hour.
He said Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said a statement would be made on the basis of a report being drafted on the issue of violence against the UPSC aspirants, but has not done so yet. Citing a newspaper report, he said Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been invoked in Delhi’s Timarpur and as many as 38 students are still missing.
The MP also demanded the scrapping of the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and action.
Slamming the conduct of MPs who disrupted proceedings in Parliament on UPSC issue with one of them throwing paper towards the Speaker, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the members should uphold the dignity of the House.