Ruckus over BJP demand to recall Gujarat gov, Houses adjourned
The appointment of Gujarat lokayukta created turmoil in Parliament today with BJP forcing several adjournments of both Houses demanding recall of governor Kamala Beniwal for what they alleged was a "dictatorial" act.delhi Updated: Sep 02, 2011 14:09 IST
The appointment of Gujarat lokayukta created turmoil in Parliament today with Opposition BJP forcing several adjournments of both the Houses demanding recall of governor Kamala Beniwal for what they alleged was a "dictatorial" act.
Loktantra me tanashahi nahi chalegi (dictatorship will not do in a democracy), Samvidhan ka ulanghan nahi chalega (violation of Constitution will not be allowed) were the slogans raised by the BJP members who stormed the well in Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
Agitated over the action of the Governor, they also chanted slogans like Rajyapal ko wapas bulao (recall the governor) and lokayukta ka notification wapas lo (withdraw the notification appointing lokayukta).
It was trouble from the start in the Upper House which was first adjourned for 15 minutes soon after it assembled for the day and then around noon, till 2.30pm.
In the Lok Sabha, the Question Hour was smooth and the problem started during Zero Hour.
M Thambidorai, who was in the Chair, adjourned the House till 2.00pm after ordering laying of the papers listed for the day, allowing the submissions as also taking up a Calling Attention on situation arising out of lack of storage of foodgrains with FCI.
But the continued din, with slogan-shouting BJP members in the well, forcing him to adjourn the House for almost two hours.
Some SP members also stormed the well apparently in support of RJD member Uma Shankar Singh's demand for security in the wake of a recent attack on his house in Bihar in which four persons were killed.
First Published: Sep 02, 2011 12:16 IST