Will continue to boycott Chidambaram: NDA
NDA today said that it will continue to boycott home minister P Chidambaram in Parliament and also sought his resignation over the 2G scam allegation made by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy.delhi Updated: Dec 08, 2011 12:24 IST
NDA on Thursday said that it will continue to boycott home minister P Chidambaram in Parliament and also sought his resignation over the 2G scam allegation made by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy.
Lok Sabha again witnessed uproar on Thursday over NDA demand for resignation of home minister P Chidambaram.
As soon as Speaker Meira Kumar called for the Question Hour, NDA members were on their feet demanding resignation of Chidambaram pointing out a Delhi court order allowing Subramanian Swamy's re-examination as witness in his complaint against the Home Minister in the 2G case.
DMK member T R Baalu was heard demanding a discussion on the Mullaperiyar dam issue in Parliament while some other members trooped into the Well and raised slogans.
BJP members continued to raise slogans 'Griha Mantri Istifa Do (home minister resign)' from their seats.
The Speaker tried to bring the House in order but opposition members were unrelenting with JD(U) members also in the Well.
With the unruly scenes continuing, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon. Situation did not improve after the proceedings were resumed and speaker again adjourned the house till 2pm.
BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi later told reporters that since a Delhi court has taken note of this, there should be a probe.
"In this situation, Chidambaram should submit his resignation on his own, or else the Prime Minister should sack him," he said.
Ahead of the Winter Session, the NDA had decided to boycott Chidambaram in Parliament, alleging his involvement in the 2G scam during his tenure as Finance Minister. The NDA wants Chidambaram to quit.
With PTI inputs.
First Published: Dec 08, 2011 12:16 IST