Parliament adjourned again over Naik issue

  • Press Trust of India, PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Aug 07, 2002 19:30 IST

Amid uproarious scenes, an unrelenting Opposition on Wednesday remained adamant on its demand for resignation of Petroleum Minister Ram Naik forcing adjournment of both Houses of Parliament for the third consecutive day over the petrol pump allotment issue.     

As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled, Congress, Left Party, Samajwadi Party and RJD members trooped to the well raising slogans like "Ram Naik isteefa do (Naik should resign)" and "gali, gali mein shor hai Ram Naik chor hai (there is shout in every lane that Naik is a thief)".
Treasury benches sought to counter the Opposition sloganeering demanding that Question Hour should be allowed to take place.

In the midst of the din, Samajwadi Party member Ramji Lal Suman was seen talking to Deputy Speaker PM Sayeed who pleaded with the members to return to their seats. Leader of the Opposition Sonia Gandhi sat through the uproar.

Naik, who is in the midst of the controversy, was present in the House.

As the pandemonium continued, Sayeed adjourned the House for the day. 




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