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RS adjourns again over Koda scam

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon today over demands from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that the Rs 2,500 crore money laundering scam allegedly involving former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda be discussed.

delhi Updated: Nov 24, 2009 12:51 IST

The Rajya Sabha, on Tuesday, was adjourned till noon, over the demands from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that the Rs 2,500 crore money laundering scam allegedly involving former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda be discussed.

When the House reconvened at 11:15 am, after an earlier adjournment, BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu demanded a discussion on the Koda scam.

"This is a very serious burning issue. There is massive fraud in Jharkhand, this requires the attention of the house," said Naidu.

As Naidu was speaking, Congress members started shouting, creating an uproar in the house. Soon, the BJP members approached Chairman Hamid Ansari's podium raising slogans.

Ansari said: "Members are not honouring agreements reached. I have no option but to adjourn the house till 12 noon."

The house had earlier been adjourned over demands that the Ranganath Misra Commission report on reservation for Dalits and Muslims be tabled in parliament.