Rajya SabhaLok Sabha

December 2, 2016

Point of Order raised by Derek O’Brien on placing of selective documents by MoS Defence

Point of Order raised by Derek O’Brien on placing of selective documents by MoS Defence

Sir, this is a Point of Order under Rule 249 – authentication of papers being placed on the table. As per your request, the Minister has placed a paper on the table on the issue of the Army in Bengal. Sir, these documents, which have been placed in the House, are dated November 27-29.

Sir, my contention is that this is selective placing of documents. I want to put on record here, Sir – give me the permission – on Monday morning I will present documents here which are contrary to that because they are dated November 30 and December 1.

The issue is about December 1, not November 27-28. Please allow me permission to place those documents. And by the way, Sir, even for these documents, they are not being authenticated as per the rules of the Rajya Sabha. I will also place on record that the Chief Secretary of Bengal and the Kolkata Police Commissioner have given them in writing.