Opposition party disrupts Lok Sabha proceedings over Anant Kumar Hegde's remarks

Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 13:13 IST | Agencies | New Delhi

The Opposition yesterday virtually paralysed the Lok Sabha proceedings demanding dismissal of Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde for his controversial comments on secularism and the Constitution while the government appeared distancing itself

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said Anant Kumar Hegde's remarks were totally unacceptable. Pic/PTI
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said Anant Kumar Hegde's remarks were totally unacceptable. Pic/PTI

The Opposition yesterday virtually paralysed the Lok Sabha proceedings demanding dismissal of Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde for his controversial comments on secularism and the Constitution while the government appeared distancing itself from his comments.

Raising the issue in the House which witnessed repeated adjournments, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge quoting Hegde said the minister compared those supporting secularism to "children of unknown parentage", besides denigrating Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution.

The Congress leader further said, "It means we all who support secular thoughts are not born to their parents." The Congress members also demanded immediate sacking of Hegde.

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