The opposition attacked the government in Parliament over the Income Tax Department's raids at Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar’s residence and the Eagleton golf resort, where Congress MLAs from Gujarat are staying. The Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha witnesssed protests by the opposition members against the "witch-hunt by the government".
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Aug 2, 2017 2:50 pm (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after uproar by Congress over IT raids in Bengaluru.
Aug 2, 2017 12:18 pm (IST)
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm.
Aug 2, 2017 12:15 pm (IST)
"No raid took place on any of the Gujarat MLAs present in the resort. No one even came in contact with them. One Karnataka minister was hiding at the resort. The raid took place at 39 locations. Don't link it to politics. It is just a economical offence," says Arun Jaitley.
Aug 2, 2017 12:12 pm (IST)
"I warn everyone that if this kind of vendetta goes on in this country. Then no other party will be present in this democracy. Do not terrorise or threaten people, otherwise the government will not function," says Leader of Opposition, Mallikarjun Kharge.
Aug 2, 2017 11:34 am (IST)
"It is now becoming a trend to blatantly misuse powers of the state. The minister and his brother, an elected representative, coodinated in the stay of Gujarat MLAs, that is why this targeted timing," said Congress' Anand Sharma on I-T department raids in Karnataka.
Aug 2, 2017 11:30 am (IST)
"No search has taken place in the Eagleton resort and no MLA was searched. Only one particular Karnataka minister was searched," said Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha.
Aug 2, 2017 11:29 am (IST)
"Conduct raids on residences of those people from your party (BJP) who are offering Rs 15 crores," said Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha.
Aug 2, 2017 11:29 am (IST)
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 11:37 am.
Aug 2, 2017 11:28 am (IST)
Uproar in the Rajya Sabha by Congress over I-T raids in Bengaluru.
Opposition members storm the well of Rajya Sabha to protest against the Karnataka I-T raids against state Power Minister DK Shivakumar and properties related to him. This includes the Eagleton Golf Resort, which is currently housing 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs.
Shah made his displeasure clear at the BJP parliamentary party meeting and said a day after the government suffered an embarrassment in the House when a united opposition ensured the passage of amendments to a Constitution amendment bill on backward classes.
Aug 2, 2017 11:13 am (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is present in the Lok Sabha today.
Aug 2, 2017 11:10 am (IST)
The Rajya Sabha schedule for the day – Bills for consideration and passing: The Companies (Amendment) Bill. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill.
Aug 2, 2017 11:07 am (IST)
Lok Sabha schedule for the day – Bills for consideration and passing: The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill. The Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill. The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill. The Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh) Amendment Bill.