Oppn stalls Question Hr in Rajya Sabha over Liberhan report
Opposition BJP on Monday stalled the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha over the leakage of the report of Libehran Commission that went into the Babri Masjid demolition leading to adjournment of the House till 12 noon.delhi Updated: Nov 23, 2009 13:36 IST
Opposition BJP on Monday stalled the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha over the leakage of the report of Libehran Commission that went into the Babri Masjid demolition leading to adjournment of the House till 12 noon.
As soon as the House met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned that he has received a notice of suspension of Question Hour to discuss the issue of leakage of Liberhan Commission report.
Since the Business Advisory Committee of the House had already agreed for a short duration discussion on speedy trial of the case, Ansari said he would allow the Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley to explain why his notice should be admitted.
Jaitley said the report was only with the Home Ministry and the Commission and the dignity of the House has been lowered by leakage of the report to the media before it is tabled in the House along with the Action Taken Report (ATR).
The media report, he said, quote sources in the Home Ministry for the report. "Why can't the Government place the report (in the Parliament) and have a discussion."
He wanted an inquiry into who leaked the report to the newspaper.
Amar Singh (SP) also condemned the leakage of the report before it being tabled in Parliament.
Minister of State in the PMO Pritviraj Chauhan denied home ministry being behind the leakage.
"I strong deny that home ministry had anything to do with the leakage. Government is prepared to make a statement. The Home Minister is ready to make a statement on this immediately after Question Hour," he said.