Robert Vadra 'bomb' hits Congress

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New Delhi: The Robert Vadra land deal issue rocked Parliament on Tuesday, with the BJP demanding a SIT probe besides a discussion on the floor of the House, which was rejected by the Congress.
As Vadra is Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, the issue generated political heat and led to repeated adjournments of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. The UPA’s outside supporters, the BSP and the SP, supported Gandhi, asking how she could be held responsible for alleged wrongdoings of a relation.
Raising slogans in the Lok Sabha, BJP members chanted, “Congress ka haath, damaad ke saath (Congress’s hand is with the son-in-law).” To this, the Congress countered, “Congress ka haath, janata ke saath, garib ke saath (Con-gress’s hand is with the people and the poor)”.
Rejecting the BJP’s demand for a reply in Parliament, Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said, “He (Vadra) is an individual. Not a member of House.”
Ruckus in House; Ansari calls MPs 'anarchists'; RS passes Marriage Registration Bil
The Parliament for the past few sessions is witnessing minimal number of work days due to protests by its members on one issue or another. The story is being repeated this time too despite the Opposition vowing to allow House proceedings.
Agitated by repeated disruptions, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Monday wondered whether members wish the House to become a 'federation of anarchists', a remark which drew sharp reaction with BJP demanding its withdrawal and the government asking for expunging it.
Dr Ansari made the remark soon after the House met for the day when he took up the first listed question. BJP members started shouting slogans on the land issue related to Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
They were seeking a probe and reply from the government on the allegation of irregularities in some land deals in Haryana. Congress MPs were also on their feet.
TD members displayed shirts with slogan “Save Andhra Pradesh, Save Democracy”.
Dr Ansari pleaded with the members to allow Question Hour while asking them to resume their seats. As the din continued, he said, “Every single rule in the rule book, every single etiquette is being violated...If the Hon’ble members wish the House to become a federation of anarchists, then it is a different matter.” Similar scenes were witnessed in the Lok Sabha. However, the Rajya Sabha did manage to pass a Bill to make registration of marriages mandatory.
The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2012, which was passed by voice vote, seeks to provide compulsory registration of marriages irrespective of religion. It also passed The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2011, which provides for registration of “overseas Indian cardholders” instead of “overseas citizens of India”.
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@MahendranPuru, Blogger: Let's be proud of Hamid Ansari, atleast he has the guts to call a spade a spade. The scene is insane.

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