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Jayant heckled for garlanding vigilantes

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Published : Jul 20, 2018, 1:10 am IST
Updated : Jul 20, 2018, 1:10 am IST

Opposition leaders raised slogans against him and also rushed to the well of the House, demanding an apology.

Jayant Sinha (Photo: PTI/File)
 Jayant Sinha (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: Facing the heat for garlanding persons convicted of lynching a meat trader in Jharkhand, junior civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha was heckled by Opposition members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday as he rose to reply to a question during Question Hour.

Opposition leaders raised slogans against him and also rushed to the well of the House, demanding an apology.

 

As soon as Mr Sinha rose to respond to a question on upgradation of airports during the Question Hour, Opposition members started raising slogans.They soon rushed to the well demanding an apology.

They sloganeered, saying: “Stop garlanding convicts.” But, Mr Sinha continued to speak.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who was the senior-most member of the Union Cabinet present in the House, stood up briefly apparently urging Opposition to return to their seats. As Mr Sinha completed his answer, Opposition members withdrew from the well. Mr Sinha had sparked a controversy after pictures of him felicitating men convicted of lynching a meat trader in Jharkhand went viral. Meawhile, previous sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore refused to react on the Athletics Federation of India’s comments on athlete Hima Das’ lack of fluency in English.

 

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