Parliament deadlock continues for 9th day
Parliament was deadlocked for the ninth day on Monday on the issue of CAG report on coal block allocation as BJP persisted with its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Updated: Sep 03, 2012 13:50 IST
Parliament was deadlocked for the ninth day on Monday on the issue of CAG report on coal block allocation as BJP persisted with its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till noon after opposition triggered ruckus on the issue.
Soon after Speaker Meira Kumar read out the obituary reference to former member Kanshiram Rana, BJP members trooped to the Well raising slogans demanding the Prime Minister's resignation.
AIADMK and DMK members were seen protesting the training of Sri Lankan armed forces at an airbase in India.
CPI member P Lingam was seen with a placard opposing the forthcoming visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India.
The Speaker took up the Question Hour but nothing could be heard in the din.
UPA members were seen waving the 'List of Business' at the agitating BJP-led opposition members indicating that they were in favour of regular business.
As members continued their protests, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.
Rajya Sabha too witnessed uproarious scenes as soon as it met for the day.
BJP members shouted slogans demanding resignation of the Prime Minister, while DMK members raised the issue of Sri Lanka defence personnel being trained by India.
Chairman Hamid Ansari asked members to sit down and let the Question Hour be taken up. But they were unrelenting.
SP members were also up on their feet trying to raise certain issues but were inaudible. Soon slogan shouting BJP members trooped into the Well.
Ansari then adjourned the House till noon.
When Rajya Sabha reassembled, similar scenes were witnessed with BJP members again rushing to the well leading to adjournment of the House till 2pm.
PJ Kurien, who was in the chair, tried to take up the short notice question on whether companies may lose Rs 6,000 crore every year due to cut in spot sales of coal.
As YS Chowdhury (TDP), in whose name the question was listed, did not put it, coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal laid his reply in the din and no supplementary question was asked.
All the while, members from BJP and AIADMK shouted slogans demanding the Prime Minister's resignation and some members from DMK and the Left displayed placards saying, "Stop Training the Sri Lankan Army."
In the din, the government moved the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill 2012, which however could not be passed due to uproar by the BJP.
Kurien asked members to go to their seats saying the bill had to be passed as it was very important.
However, as members remained unrelenting, he adjourned the House till 2pm.