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Niranjan Jyoti Remarks Row: PM Modi attends Proceedings in RS

New Delhi, Dec 04: The stalemate in Rajya Sabha over the hate speech by Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti continued on Thursday with the Opposition appearing to be in no mood to let the Parliament run smoothly even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the proceedings and appealed to the members not to disrupt in the Upper House.

Addressing the House, Modi said that the Language used by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti inappropriate. "This is a message to all that we should not violate the boundary", he said.

The opposition members started slogans against the government after Modi left the House. The Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu ruled out resignation of the minister and took a dig at the opposition. Despite PM Modi's appeal not to disrupt the proceedings over the issue, the opposition parties are still adamant on their demand.

Report says that PM Modi had consulted his top ministers over the continuous Logjam in Parliament.

Opposition members stormed into the Well of Rajya Sabha soon after the session began. Later, the House was adjourned for 15 minutes in the morning amid din and resumed later.

In Lok Sabha, as soon as the House met today, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu gave a statement on Mau mishap today. Five school children were killed and 25 others got injured when their school bus collided with a train in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district this morning. He blamed the bus driver for the carelessness for which school children lost their lives.

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