New Delhi, Dec 2: A visibly upset Prime Minister rendra Modi left the Lok Sabha on Wednesday as opposition members created a din demanding the sacking of minister V.K. Singh.
After some 40 minutes of uproar, during which Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's repeated requests to the protesting MPs to calm down fell on deaf ears, Modi left the house.
The opposition MPs said they wanted Minister of State for Exterl Affairs V.K. Singh out of the government for making "derogatory comments" against Dalits.
The trouble began soon after the house met for question hour as opposition members assembled near the speaker's chair shouting slogans against the minister.
"V.K. Singh should resign!" they shouted. Mahajan tried to pacify them on one hand and asked the rest of the house to continue with parliamentary business.
Modi, Exterl Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minority Affairs Minister jma Heptullah looked on from the front rows of the treasury benches.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah idu also tried to pacify the agitated members, saying the minister had already clarified the issue and there was no point stretching it further. As the question hour got over amid the din, the speaker again requested the opposition to let the house function but the protesting MPs instead walked out.
VK Singh takes the fight to Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 2: Union Minister of State for Exterl Affairs VK Singh on Wednesday lashed out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for questioning his absence from Parliament.
"Intriguing that Rahul Gandhi questions my absence from the parliament, wonder how someone who vanished for 57 days earlier this year and has one of the poorest track records when it comes to attending the parliament (43% in 2013), does so with a straight face (sic)," VK Singh wrote on Twitter. "He deserves no justification from me about my #commitment, #love and #respect for this great tion. He talks about my intention to participate in divisive politics, but forgets that I served the army of our great tion for 42 years (sic)," VK Singh added through tweets.