27 Aug : Opposition Shiv Sena and BJP on Friday created an uproar in the Rajya Sabha over Home Minister P Chidambaram’s statement on rise in saffron terrorism leading to two adjournments of the House till noon.
As soon as the House met for the day, Manohar Joshi (Shiv Sena) raised the issue of the Home Minister’s statement at the conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police in New Delhi on Wednesday.
“There cannot be Bhagwa (saffron) terrorism,” he said demanding that Chidambaram should give names of people connected with terror when making such statements.
He found support in BJP members who shouted slogans like “Hinduo ka apman nahi chalega” (insult to Hindus will not be tolerated).
Chairman Hamid Ansari said no one was being heard with so many people speaking simultaneously and asked the members to allow Question Hour to proceed.
“We have important questions,” he said.