Parliament stalemate enters tenth day
The stalemate in Parliament over coal block allocations entered the tenth day on Tuesday as BJP persisted with its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.delhi Updated: Sep 04, 2012 11:56 IST
The stalemate in Parliament over coal block allocations entered the tenth day on Tuesday as BJP persisted with its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till noon after opposition triggered ruckus on the issue. Members of the DMK AIADMK, CPI and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) were in the Well raising the Sri Lanka issue.
DMK members were opposing the training of Sri Lankan armed forces at an airbase in India, while AIADMK and VCK members were protesting the planned visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Madhya Pradesh.
Sensing the belligerent mood of the members Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the Lok Sabha till noon.
Rajya Sabha too witnessed uproarious scenes soon after Chairman Hamid Ansari condoled the death of former member Bira Kesari Deo.
BJP members shouted slogans demanding resignation of the Prime Minister, while DMK members raised the issue of Sri Lanka defence personnel being trained in India.
Ansari asked members to sit down and let the Question Hour be taken up. But they were unrelenting.
The Chairman first stopped live telecast of the proceedings on television and soon after adjourned the House till noon.