Opposition firm on Naik's ouster, RS adjourns for day

  • Press Trust of India, PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Aug 09, 2002 14:56 IST

The petrol pump allotment issue continued to paralyse proceedings in the Rajya Sabha with an agitated Opposition demanding resignation of Petroleum Minister Ram Naik forcing adjournment of the House for the fifth day on Friday.

Deputy Chairperson Najma Heptulla said "if you don't want to work then I might adjourn the House for the day."

When the Opposition members refused to relent and continued with their demand for Naik's resignation, Heptulla adjourned the House for the day.

However, the members observed a minute's silence in memory of martyrs of the Quit India movement before the House was adjourned.










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