Lok Sabha briefly adjourned over Katheria’s remark

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New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned briefly following uproar by the opposition over an alleged inflammatory statement by Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria in Agra.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned at 12.20 p.m. and the proceedings resumed at 12.30 p.m.

Katheria had on Sunday attended a condolence meeting held for VHP worker Arun Mahaur, who was shot dead in Agra on Thursday.

At the meeting, he said: “This conspiracy that is being hatched against the Hindu community, we have to be be alert to recognize it and strengthen ourselves.”

Katheria represents Agra constituency in the Lok Sabha and is minister of state in the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry. BJP MP from Fatehpur Sikri, Babu Lal had also attended the condolence meeting.

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