Parliament adjourned for second day
Home minister P Chidambaram was present in the upper house as he had to give replies to questions related to his ministry, but no question could be taken up. LS loses 4 hours, Rs 1 cr on day one | BJP tables notice for adjournment motion in LS | Winter session Day 1delhi Updated: Nov 23, 2011 14:32 IST
An aggressive and united opposition again forced both houses of Parliament to adjourn without transacting any business for the second day of the winter session on Wednesday.
MPs from opposition parties created ruckus in the two houses over various issues forcing the presiding officers to call it a day.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the house first till 12 noon after opposition MPs shouted slogans against price rise. Members from the Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh flashed placards demanding a separate state and Shiv Sena members sought a hike in cotton rates for farmers in Maharashtra.
The Left parties have been asking the speaker to consider their adjournment motion on price rise even as the government had agreed to have a discussion on inflation under rule 193 that doesn't entail voting.
The discussion was listed in Wednesday's business but the speaker has apparently decided against the adjournment motion.
When the house resumed at 12 noon, the bedlam returned throwing the Lok Sabha into chaos. Deputy Speaker Karia Munda adjourned the house till Thursday morning.
The Rajya Sabha was also adjourned for the day after the suspension of Question Hour in the morning due to noisy protests.
In the Rajya Sabha, BJP members were on their feet demanding a discussion on black money. They also wanted suspension of Question Hour to discuss price rise.
CPI-M members trooped into the Well, ignoring appeals of the Chair, demanding a discussion on price rise under a rule which entails voting.
Home minister P Chidambaram was present in the upper house as he had to give replies to questions related to his ministry, but no question could be taken up. Chidambaram had the first taste of the BJP-led NDA's boycott of him in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday alleging his involvement in the 2G scam during his tenure as finance minister.
This is the second day of the winter session. The first day, too, was a washout with the Lok Sabha not able to transact any business.
First Published: Nov 23, 2011 11:40 IST