Parliament: Oppn Parties Stage Walkout from Lok Sabha Amid Hijab Row

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As the Budget Session of the Parliament continues, Congress, DMK, as well as other opposition parties staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha, amid the Hijab row, on the evening of Tuesday, 8 February.

"We asked govt to give a statement on the atrocities being committed on the muslim girls in Karnataka and other places in the name of hijab. But govt did not pay heed to our demand," Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury reportedly said, explaining their reason for the walkout.

Earlier in the day Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, while addressing the Rajya Sabha, had trained guns at the Congress and said: "India's democracy is not a favour done to the nation by the Congress, democracy and debate have always been a part of India."

  • The Budget Session of Parliament began on 31 January with the president's address

  • Due to the prevailing COVID-19 outbreak, the Rajya Sabha will sit from 10 am to 3 pm, and the Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm.

  • The first leg of the Budget Session will end on 11 February. The second leg of the session is scheduled from 14 March to 8 April. Standing committees will evaluate the budgetary allocations in the recess

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Published: 08 Feb 2022, 8:39 AM IST
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