RS Deputy Chairman pulls up Minister; puts Anand Sharma on the mat

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016,16:37 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | An angry Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien on Wednesday pulled up Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and threatened action against him after he questioned the Chair.

At the same time, Kurien also grilled Congress leader Anand Sharma after he made an attempt to raise a Point of Order, which was rejected as the Chair was not convinced with the argument.

At 2 PM, when the House reconvened after two adjournments due to opposition uproar, Kurien allowed Sharma to raise a Point of Order. He claimed that the Constitution had been violated.

His attempt to raise the Point of Order was disturbed by shouting from the Treasury benches, which provoked Kurien.

Naqvi said the members wanted a debate on the issue, to which Kurien said that a Point of Order can be raised and it is answered.

The Minister asked the Deputy Chairman under what Rule this was binding.

Angered by this, Kurien told Naqvi to sit down or else he will take action against him, even if he was a Minister.Naqvi then sat down.