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Subramanian Swamy wants day-to-day hearing in SC on Ram temple issue

Friday, May 6, 2016,10:55 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today demanded in Rajya Sabha the day-to-day hearing in the Supreme Court on the issue of Ram Janambhoomi temple at Ayodhya.

Raising the issue through a point of order, he said both sides to the dispute have said that a court order on the issue would be acceptable to them and so the government must agree to do day-to-day hearing on the issue.

The government, he said, should make a statement. Ram temple matter should be decided on a day-to-day hearing basis, the newly-nominated member said.

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said this was not an issue of point of order.

Earlier as Swamy got up to raise his point of order, he was heckled by opposition Congress members, to which Kurien said he has given a written notice to raise a point or order.

You people cannot monopolise, he told Congress members. Dont try to force upon me, he as Congress members objected to Swamy’s raising of point of order.

Subramanian Swamy as member as every right to raise, Kurien said.
As Satyarth Chaturvedi (Cong) contested, Kurien threatened to invoke rule 255 that pertains to suspension of member for a day.

You are quetioning me. You can’t question me. I will have to invoke rule 255, Kurien told Chaturvedi.

I don’t think some people have special privilege. I will allow everybody to raise point of order. subject is irrelevant. That is a procedure. You cannot question that, the Deputy Chairman said.

Following this Swamy made his point of order.