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Volcker issue: Lok Sabha adjourned till 3 pm

Lok Sabha was on Friday rocked over Pathak panel's report indicting former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh in Oil-for-Food scam.

india Updated: Aug 04, 2006 12:23 IST

Lok Sabha was on Friday rocked over "leakage" of Pathak panel's report indicting former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh in Iraq's Oil-for-Food scam with the Opposition, Left parties and UPA partner RJD demanding an inquiry on the issue.

Dissatisfied with government's response that nothing was given by it to the media with regard to the report, presented to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday, BJP members stormed the well forcing Speaker Somnath Chatterjee to adjourn the House till 3 PM.

The Rajya Sabha was also adjourned till noon on Friday without transacting any business over Justice Pathak Inquiry Authority's report indicting former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh on Iraq's Oil-for-Food scam.

As soon as the House met for the day, agitated BJP members led by former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha were on their feet wanting to raise the issue.

Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat said nothing would go on record.

Countering this, treasury benches shouted 'mole, mole.' Shekhawat asked them to maintain order.

BJP members, however, continued to shout slogans forcing the Chairman to adjourn the House for an hour.