Vandalism of statues a ‘shame’: RS Chairman Naidu

Rajat Kain

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. RSTV

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has strongly condemned the incidents of the vandalism of statues in different parts of the country, calling it a “shame”. The observation by the Chair came soon as the proceedings began in the Upper House on Wednesday.

“Before a minister makes a statement, I want to make an observation. I have seen in media, certain places that statues of different people were vandalised at different places… statues of leader… It is a shame…,” he said.

“And it is a mad… It is mad… it is mad… it is mad whoever does it. Whether it is Tamil Nadu, whether it is West Bengal, whether it is Tripura… whoever does it… it is mad,” the Chairman said strongly.

“Appropriate authorities will take a firm action… that is the view,” he said even as members too stood up and expressed protest over the incidents.

Soon, the members of opposition and government allies TDP, AIADMK took to the Well of the house protesting on the issues of special package for Andhra Pradesh, Cauvery river dispute and PNB fraud.

As members continued with their protest even after Chairman’s appeal for holding discussion as per rules, the house was adjourned.

The Rajya Sabha has been witnessing major pandemonium on those issues ever since it resumed with the second leg of Budget session this Monday.