New Delhi, Nov. 30: The Rajya Sabha will resume discussion on ‘Commitment to Constitution’ while the Lok Sabha will discuss the issues related to intolerance in the country today during the Winter Session of the Parliament. The discussion on Constitution in Rajya Sabha is being held as part of Dr. Ambedkar’s 125th Birth Anniversary Celebrations.
Earlier, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu had appealed for a mature debate and discussions to the members of the Parliament and asserted the government’s commitment to the Constitution. Congress and JD-U have given notices in Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue after suspension of business under Rule 267, while in Lok Sabha Congress and CPI-M have submitted notices for a debate under rule 193, which does not entail voting or require suspension of business. (ALSO READ: Parliament Winter Session: Government readies for tough week over ‘intolerance’)
Parliament on Thursday honoured Dr B.R. Ambedkar by holding a discussion on his contributions, which was a part of the Government’s decision to celebrate November 26th as Constitution day. Discussions on Babasaheb’s contribution was started by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh followed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.