Published On : Thu, Mar 9th, 2017

Budget session 2.0 begins with concern on hate attacks in US

New Delhi: The second part of the Budget session has begun with the Congress serving notice on hate crimes against Indians in the US and other foreign countries.
Seeking a discussion on the issue, the Congress has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha. The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow owing to the demise of a few sitting MPs.

Home minister Rajnath Singh said incidents of hate crimes against Indians in the US are being taken very seriously by the Indian government. He said a statement will be made in Parliament next week.

This morning, just ahead of the session, PM Modi said the government was keen to get the pending bills cleared with priority being the GST Bill and hoped the session would be productive.

Rajnath Singh also said he wants to give a statement on the Lucknow encounter and would decided the the matter after seeing the situation in the House.