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Rajnath Singh hospitalized, misses communal violence debate in Lok Sabha

India TV News Desk August 14, 2014 11:11 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh was Wednesday evening admitted to the AIIMS here over some intestinal problem, an official said.

"Rajnath Singh was admitted around 8.30 p.m. over some complaint in his lower abdomen," the official said on condition of anonymity.

He said the minister is under the scrutiny of Subrat Acharya, the head of the gastroenterology department.

Rajnath Singh will remain in the hospital till Thursday morning.

The absence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State Kiren Rijiju Wednesday led to the adjournment of the Lok Sabha when a special discussion on growing communal incidents was taken up.

The discussion was initiated by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, even as there was thin attendance in the House.

The special discussion on the need to evolve an effective mechanism to deal with incidents of communal violence in the country, had found a place in the agenda after it generated heat in Parliament following persistent demands by Congress and other opposition parties in the past few days.

As he started the debate, Kharge and his party colleagues pointed to the absence of the Home Minister and the Ministers of State concerned, saying such an important matter “should not be taken lightly” by the government.

“This is not good,” the Congress leader said.