NEW DELHI – The Congress on Monday raised slogans against Union minister Anurag Thakur in the Lok Sabha over his controversial remarks during a recent election rally in the national capital.
While Opposition members, mainly from the Congress, were protesting against the amended citizenship law, they raised their pitch when Thakur started replying to questions.
Thakur, who is the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, had made controversial remarks during a recent poll rally here.
Belligerent Congress members, who were in the Well, shouted slogans against the minister and asked ‘Aapki goli kahan hai? (where is your bullet?), an apparent reference to the minister’s controversial remarks. Some members also shouted ‘Goli maarna band karo (Stop shooting)’.
When Thakur was responding to supplementaries during Question Hour, the members began sloganeering against him.
During the election rally, Thakur had egged on the crowd to raise an incendiary slogan, ‘Shoot the traitors’, after he lashed out at anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protesters.
The Election Commission had also banned him for three days from campaigning for the Delhi election in the wake of his remarks.
The Lower House also witnessed incessant protests against the amended citizenship law, and proposed NRC (National Register of Citizens) and NPR (National Population Register).
Wrestler Who Supplied Pistol To Jamia Shooter Held
The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch has arrested a wrestler for supplying a weapon to the youth who had opened fire on anti-CAA protesters outside Jamia Millia Islamia last week, officials said on Monday.
Ajeet (25) hails from Sahajpura village in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district and is a wrestler by profession, they said.
“We have arrested the accused from whom the juvenile had procured the weapon. He is a wrestler,” said Rajesh Deo, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime).
The accused will be produced in court on Tuesday, the officer said, adding further investigation is underway.
On January 30, the youth had fired at a group of anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protesters outside the Jamia Millia Islamia injuring a student.
He was subsequently overpowered by police and taken into custody.
A case of attempt to murder under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code and Arms act was registered at the New Friends Colony Police Station and the probe was transferred to the Crime Branch.
The youth is currently under protective custody, he added.
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