Disruptions and adjournments marked the opening day of second part of the budget session in Parliament on Monday, with the opposition demanding discussion in Rajya Sabha on the alleged interference in a CBI status report on the coal-block allocations.
Sharp exchanges were witnessed between the government and the opposition, over notice to suspend the question hour moved by AIADMK leader V Maithreyan.
With a deadlock on the outcome of vote on the motion, BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad and CPI (M)’s Sitaram Yechury requested the chairman to allow the discussion immediately. But parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath said the government was ready for a discussion at a time fixed by the chair.
The House had to be adjourned thrice before lunch.
In the Lok Sabha, BJP members sought the resignation of home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde over the rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi; even as Congress MPs from Telangana region stormed the well demanding creation of a separate State.
TMC and Left MPs too created a ruckus. Trinamool MPs demanded action for the assault on Mamata, while the Left raised the law and order issue in West Bengal pointing to the attack on Presidency College.
BJP questions law minister on CBI report
The BJP has said Parliament won’t function normally until law minister Ashwani Kumar clarified on reports that the government had vetted CBI’s report on coal mines scam. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said though “the Supreme Court order restrained the CBI from sharing the report with anybody in the government,” the law minister had “made changes” in the CBI report.