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Brief Uproar in Lok Sabha Over Privilege Motion Against Smriti Irani

The issue of privilege motion against HRD Miniter Smrit Irani created a brief uproar in the Lok Sabha before the presentation of the Union Budget.

Published: 29th February 2016 11:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th February 2016 11:35 AM   |  A+A-

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Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani addressing the press during a conference called over Hyderabad University dalit scholar's suicide. (PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The issue of privilege motion against HRD Miniter Smrit Irani created a brief uproar in the Lok Sabha before Finance Minister Arun Jaitely started presenting the Union Budget 2016-17 today.

Opposition members were on their feet seeking to know the status of their notices against Irani for "misleading" the House on the Rohith Vemula issue.

Also Read: Smriti Irani’s 'Arrogance, Lies' Forced Privilege Motion: Congress

"I have received notices raising the question of privilege dated February 26 and 29 respectively against Smriti Irani. The matter is under my consideration," Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said, seeking to pacify the Opposition.

After the brief uproar and Mahajan's statement, order was restored and Jaitley began his budget speech.

Congress, Left and the JDU had announced plans of bringing a Privilege Motion against Irani, who is in the eye of a storm following her remarks in Parliament on the issue last week.

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