Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday during a session in the Lok Sabha reminded AIMIM Asaduddin Owaisi to be patient and listen to political rivals when they were speaking in the House.
The verbal spat took place during a discussion on the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill when opposition members including Owaisi started interrupting BJP's Satyapal Singh.
Singh claimed that a Hyderabad Police commissioner was asked by a political leader from the state to change the course of investigation in a particular case where the accused were minorities else he could be transferred out. Singh said he knew about it as at that time he was Mumbai police commissioner.
Objecting to his claim, Owaisi, an MP from Hyderabad, demanded that Singh should place on the table of the House all records related to his claim. NK Premchandran replied saying that Singh was not yielding and asked the Baghpat MP to continue his speech.
As this was happening Shah got up from his seat and said treasury members did not disturb opposition members during their speeches so they should also do the same. Pointing at Owaisi, Shah said opposition members should have the patience to listen to others point of view.
Watch the interaction below:
On July 15, a fierce debate commenced in the Parliament on the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill that was introduced by Home Minister Amit Shah on July 8, 2019. While the government with the Bill seeks to amend the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act, 2008, the opposition Congress, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi opposed the bill citing constitution and religion and much more.
(With PTI inputs)