GN Bureau | July 18, 2014
The Narendra Modi government was on Thursday forced to agree to a discussion in Rajya Sabha on the Gaza violence after the opposition parties continuously disrupted the proceedings of the House.
On Wednesday, the ruling BJP rejected a similar suggestion in the Lok Sabha. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had objected to any discussion on the matter saying it would amount to “discourteous” references to friendly nations (Israel and Palestine).
The issue resonated in the Rajya Sabha with the opposition demanding an early debate and chairman Hamid Ansari ruled in its favour, pointing out that the list of business for the upper House had been made after consulting the government.
The debate is now likely to take place on Monday.
Do you think the opposition is right in demanding for a statement condemning the Israeli military strikes on Gaza, in which 250 people have been killed so far?
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