Lok Sabha adjourns for the day as BJP demands PM's resignation

  • Agencies, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Apr 23, 2013 13:27 IST

Lok Sabha was on Tuesday adjourned for the day amid noisy demands by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation. BJP demanded the resignation of Singh over his alleged complicity in the coal blocks allocation scam.

The house will now meet on Thursday as Wednesday is a holiday for Mahavir Jayanti.

Lok Sabha was earlier adjourned after members of BJP, Trinamool Congress, SP and the Left parties trooped into the Well raising issues like the alleged neglect of West Bengal in grant of central funds and reported Chinese incursions in Ladakh.

A group of Congress members were seen waving placards and demanding a separate Telangana state. A TDP member waved a banner in the Well demanding immediate introduction of the bill in Parliament to create Telangana state.

SP members were also in the Well raising the issue of security of India's borders with neighbouring countries. Trinamool Congress members showed banners claiming neglect of West Bengal in disbursal of central funds.

Members of the Left parties were in the Well protesting the 'state-sponsored' violence in West Bengal.

The Speaker tried to continue with the Question Hour but soon adjourned the House till noon as members were unrelenting in their demands.

When the house reassembled, BJP members started demanding Manmohan Singh's resignation over the standing committee report on coal block allocation.

Following this, AIADMK's M Thambidurai, who was in the chair, adjourned the house for the day.

In Rajya Sabha, almost the entire opposition was up on their feet immediately after chairman Hamid Ansari made a reference to Panchayati Raj Day.

While BJP demanded the prime minister's resignation over the allegations of CBI report on coalgate scam being vetted by law minister, TMC held banners that read "No Funds for West Bengal."

BJP members, who shouted slogans, also demanded dismissal of law minister Ashwani Kumar who is alleged to have vetted the CBI report to the Supreme Court.

Ansari asked members not to display banners and called for the first listed question of the day.

Soon, slogan shouting BJP members trooped into the Well forcing Ansari to adjourn the House till noon.


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