BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Parliament will discuss Delhi violence March 11, a day after Holi, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will present there to reply, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday.
Earlier, the government had refused to hold debate on this matter till Holi citing that the time was not right. It has now agreed to a short-duration discussion that will see no voting on the subject.
“We hope that the opposition will participate in the debate without interrupting the House as it was their demand to hold the discussion. Now the normalcy has returned to Delhi, we have no issues in participating in it,” Pralhad Joshi, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, said.
Confirmation of the date of discussion came after seven Congress MPs were suspended, till the end of the budget session (April 3), for creating a ruckus in the house.
Opposition MPs had served notices in both houses of parliament demanding a discussion on violence over the citizenship law that scarred parts of Northeast Delhi for four days. At least 53 people were killed, hundreds injured and scores of homes, shops and schools were vandalised and set ablaze by armed goons who spread terror.