Both houses of Parliament adjourned over MP's statement on secularism, changing constitution

'If a person has no belief in the constitution, he has no right to be a member of Parliament,' the Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad said.? Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 27, 2017, 06.43 AM (IST)

Both houses of Parliament were adjourned Wednesday after the Opposition raised an uproar over Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde's statements on secularism and changing the constitution. 

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There had been pandemonium in the Rajya Sabha after the Leader of the Opposition in the house, the Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad, brought up the issue. 

"If a person has no belief in the constitution, he has no right to be a member of Parliament," Azad had said. 

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Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned till noon. 

The Congress had in the morning given an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over Hegde's remarks. 

The Congress had also given a suspension of business notice in the Rajya Sabha under over PM Modi’s remarks about former PM Manmohan Singh. 

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The Congress has demanded an apology from the prime minister on the floor of the house. 

The BJP has so far said there will be no apology coming.