Heat on Amit Shah, telecast off
Rajya Sabha TV on Wednesday briefly stopped the telecast of the live proceedings from the upper House during the presentation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on the directions of Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu.
The proceedings were stopped when Amit Shah was countered by Opposition members during the introduction of the bill when the home minister stated that the rights of Assamese people would be protected by the BJP government.
Naidu warned the Opposition members not to interrupt and said he would name them — a procedure that calls for an MP to withdraw from the proceedings of the House for the day. Naidu also ordered that nothing they say would go on record. Just then, RSTV stopped its live broadcast.
Sources in RSTV said this happens when the Chair presses the red light button, signalling to stop the telecast.
RSTV resumed telecast of the proceedings soon after and showed the House in order and only Shah speaking.