Opposition members raise slogans against Jayant Sinha

By PTI Published on Jul 19, 2018 04:19 PM IST

New Delhi: Opposition members in the Lok Sabha today raised slogans against Civil Aviation Minister  Jayant Sinha for garlanding men convicted of lynching a meat trader in Jharkhand.

As soon as the Minister rose to respond to a question on upgradation of airports during the Question Hour, opposition members started raising slogans. They soon rushed to the Well demanding an apology from the minister. They raised slogans such as "stop garlanding convicts" as Sinha responded to the question.

File photo of Jayant Sinha garlanding members of lynch mob.

Sinha, however, continued to speak. Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who was the senior-most member of the Union Cabinet present in the House, stood up briefly,  apparently urging Opposition members to return to their seats.

As Sinha completed his answer, Opposition members withdrew from the well of the House.

Sinha had sparked the controversy after pictures of him felicitating men convicted of lynching a meat trader in Jharkhand went viral on social media.

He had later expressed regret and had said he believes in the rule of law.