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BJP gives notice for suspension of Question Hour

According to reports, the BJP has given notice for the suspension of question hour in both houses of Parliament, asking for a clarification from home minister P Chidambaram on the Aircel – Maxis deal.

delhi Updated: May 11, 2012 12:19 IST

After ruckus over Aircel-Maxis deal led to the suspension of the Question Hour in the Parliament on Thursday, BJP raised protest in the House over the same issue on Friday. According to reports, BJP leader Prakash Javdekar gave notice for the suspension of Question Hour in both the houses, seeking clarification from P Chidambaram over the Aircel-Maxis deal

The controversy over the Aircel-Maxis deal on Thursday erupted in Parliament with the opposition dubbing it as a big scam and demanding P Chidambaram's resignation but the home minister dismissed charges saying that neither he nor any member of his family was involved.

The Lok Sabha saw a surcharged atmosphere with BJP leader Yashwant Sinha training his guns on Chidambaram during Zero Hour and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee getting angry at the opposition.

The ensuing turmoil led to two adjournments and a regret later by Mukherjee for losing his cool.

It was for the second time this week that the issue was raised in Parliament.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: May 11, 2012 10:57 IST