NDA disrupts House over price rise issue
NDA members sport banners against price rise and form a human chain, leading to the adjournment of the House.india Updated: Apr 24, 2008 18:50 IST
The NDA's agitation on price rise issue rocked Parliament on Thursday with both the Houses being adjourned for two hours as opposition disrupted proceedings over UPA government's "failure" to contain inflation.
In the Lok Sabha, trouble started during the Question Hour itself when members of BJP and its allies, who had formed a
human chain outside the Parliament complex to protest over the issue, trooped in the House shouting slogans denouncing the government.
The atmosphere in the House was surcharged as a visibly angry Speaker Somnath Chatterjee pulled up BSP member Brajesh Pathak for his behaviour while asking a question to Fertiliser Minister Ramvilas Paswan on availability of fertiliser in Uttar Pradesh.
Chanting slogans such as "Down with incompetent government", "Government which cannot check price spiral needs to be changed", the opposition members stormed the well and were in no mood to listen to the Speaker.
In the Rajya Sabha, similar scenes were witnessed as BJP members walked in just five minutes before noon and started shouting slogans in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The Parliament complex saw NDA members led by LK Advani and George Fernandes sporting banners against price rise and forming a human chain to focus on government's "incompetence" to tackle the situation.