Venkaiah Naidu pulls up Union minister over absence in Rajya Sabha

Venkaiah Naidu

NEW DELHI, JULY 20: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his displeasure over ministers skipping Parliament proceedings, Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday pulled up minister of state for animal husbandry, fisheries and dairying Sanjeev Kumar Balyan over his absence when his named was called.

Naidu cautioned the minister not to repeat the mistake.

"Mantriji, day before yesterday your name was there in the agenda. But when called, you were not there. Please note that it should not happen in future," the Chairman said.

Balyan, who laid paper on the table listed against his name in the House, regretted his absence and assured the chair that it will not happen again.

Later, the House took up various important issues during the Zero Hour.

The leaders from Bihar raised the issue of flood in the state that has affected nearly a dozen districts. 


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