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Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

House adjourned over Nandigram killings

The BJP-led oppn disrupts proceedings demanding dismissal of the W Bengal Govt over the killings.

delhi Updated: Mar 19, 2007 13:40 IST


Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for an hour on Monday after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition disrupted proceedings, demanding the dismissal of the West Bengal government over the Nandigram killings.

As the Lok Sabha met, BJP members ran towards the speaker's podium, raising slogans like "Finish the anti-farmer government". Unable to restore order, Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal adjourned the House for an hour at 11.05 am.

Similar chaotic scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha too.

At least 14 people were killed and 71 injured in Nandigram in East Midnapore, about 150 km southwest of Kolkata on Wednesday as police opened fire to quell mobs protesting acquisition of farmland for a special economic zone (SEZ).

First Published: Mar 19, 2007 13:12 IST