Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi stormed out of the Lok Sabha along with other party leaders after no obituary references of seven soldiers who were killed in Nagrota terror attack were made in the house on Wednesday.
“This is the first time that we have not respected the martyred soldiers, which is why the opposition has walked out of the parliament. It is a rule that we will pay special respect to anyone who dies,” Rahul Gandhi told the media.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present in the lower house of the parliament today. However, ruckus continued in both the houses causing the Lok Sabha to be adjourned for the day.
Alleging that Congress was politicising the issue, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the speaker had informed the members of the house that the combing operation was still on and the homage would be paid after the full report comes in.
“Speaker has informed the house that combing operation is still on in the Nagrota town. We will pay tribute to the soldiers in the house once the operation is over. It is unfortunate that Congress is playing politics even over national security and Indian soldiers,” Naidu said.
Reiterating similar demands, BSP supremo Mayawati also demanded obituaries for army personnel killed in Nagrota yesterday.
Meanwhile, chaos followed in both the houses of the parliament as the opposition continued to protest over the issue of demonetisation. The opposition also demanded a debate on Nagrota terror attack to which the centre obliged saying they were ready to have a debate on Indo-Pak border.
Two army officers and five jawans were killed in a brutal terror attack on one of the army units in the Nagrota town of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.