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Scam hour in Parliament, Oppn targets Minister Raja

BJP-led opposition today created uproar in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as they gunned for Telecom Minister A Raja over his alleged involvement in 2G Spectrum allocation scam, Meanwhile, CAG submitted final report on the scam to the President.

delhi Updated: Nov 10, 2010 13:07 IST

BJP-led opposition on Wednesday created uproar in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha over their demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G Spectrum allocation, Adarsh Housing Society and CWG scams, leading to adjournment of the Houses till Thursday.

BJP members were on their feet demanding JPC probe into the three alleged scams with Murli Manohar Joshi and Ananth Kumar leading their party members in protesting against the government on the three issues.

Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sbha said since the last session of Parliament, there have been "unprecedented rise in cases of corruption in high places that have come to notice."

He mentioned the alleged scam in allocation of second generation or 2G spectrum to new telecom companies, reports of corruption in the CWG 2010 and irregularities in Adarsh Housing society. While, AIADMK leader V Maitreyan displayed what he claimed was a copy of the CAG report that went into alleged irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation.

As he questioned the role of Telecom Minister A Raja in the scam, Opposition benches shouted slogans.

In Lok Sabha, some BJP members, led by Ganesh Singh rushed into to Well of the House and raised slogans demanding a JPC probe. "This government is useless, it has to be removed," was their refrain.

As the din continued, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House.

Chairman Hamid Ansari asked Rajya Sabha members not to raise slogans and said some of the subjects raised by the Leader of the Opposition have been included by the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) for discussion during the current session.

"We would have structured discussion (on the issues) so that some work gets done," he said asking members to resume their places.

He reminded Maitreyan that he was party to the BAC's decision.

The opposition members were, however, unrelenting and forced Ansari to adjourn the House.

First Published: Nov 10, 2010 11:54 IST