Slamming the UPA government, AIADMK's V Maitreyan said, "The UPA doesn't understand the ethnic conflict. It is blindfolded by the Lankan President. The Lankan constitution discriminates against minority Tamil."
Reacting against the opposition leaders' allegations, External Affair Minister Salman Khurshid said, "It is a matter of our consideration, concern and a matter of humanitarian nature. I want to share with the House that we have provided assistance to end the pain the agony in Sri Lanka, we have provided maximum humanitarian assistance."
Earlier on the day, Hamid Ansari, Rajya Sabha Chairman was compelled to adjourn the house briefly following ruckus over Arun Jaitley and phone tapping row.
Later Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal claimed, "It is a matter of concern that the leader of opposition's phone is being tapped, we need an answer from the home minister."
Agarwal was joined by members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Janata Dal (United) and AIADMK. VVIP chopper deal scam also rocked the Rajya Sabha on the same day.
Micro-blogging site Twitter also experienced the storm in the Rajya Sabha as it has gone abuzz over the discussion and debate in House.
Jiggs @Sootradhar: 21st Century India : Rajya Sabha Rule book says :English word SCAM is Parliamentary, But Hindi word GHOTALA is unparliamentary.
Dhanya Rajendran @dhanyarajendran: Maithreyan and D Raja fighting it out well in the Rajya Sabha!
Rahul Kanwal @rahulkanwal: AIDMK MP Maitreyan takes up @HeadlinesToday report on Lankan war crimes in Rajya Sabha. CD shown. Pressure on Govt to act against Lanka.
ABP News @abpnewstv: Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid making statement in Rajya Sabha on latest reports of excesses committed by Lankan army.
Manu Pubby @manupubby: Mayawati in Rajya Sabha - Request Def Minister to cancel the deal . Several hundred crores kickbacks in the VVIP chopper deal.
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Thirumalai B @SREEHARI2001: Rajya Sabha should have declared a Holiday Today as a measure of Austerity. No Issue is being discussed by senseless Issues.
Shiv Aroor @ShivAroor: The BJP should've got Jaitley to lead the charge on #ChopperGate in the Rajya Sabha, instead of a bumbling minnow like Javadekar. Oh wait...
subhorup dasgupta @subho65: Why does watching Rajya Sabha proceedings remind me of a badly rehearsed play that has been playing so long that even the actors are bored.
Suman Sharma @SumanSharma: Those responsible for #choppergate should be booked, says Mayawati in Rajya Sabha.
shammy baweja @shammybaweja: Debate in rajya sabha on choppergate but seats empty. Not surprised. Over 160 honourable members of both houses involved in crime.