AIADMK MPs raise Chidambaram issue in LS, Speaker allows debate
AIADMK members created an uproar in Lok Sabha for the second consecutive day on Wednesday demanding action against former Union minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti on the Aircel-Maxis issue as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allowed them to raise the matter later in the day.india Updated: Mar 02, 2016 14:47 IST
AIADMK members created an uproar in Lok Sabha for the second consecutive day on Wednesday demanding action against former Union minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti on the Aircel-Maxis issue as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allowed them to raise the matter later in the day.
As soon as the House met, AIADMK MPs trooped into the Well shouting slogans and demanded action from the government.
Amid the din, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the government has no problem in discussing the matter in any manner and also take necessary action.
When Mahajan said she was ready to allow discussion on the issue after Question Hour, the protesting AIADMK members returned to their seats satisfied by the Speaker’s assurance.
AIADMK members were earlier raising slogans like ‘NDA sarkar take action’ and displaying copies of a newspaper which has claimed that Karti has invested in real estate in various countries, as per investigations by Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax authorities during searches at his premises.
Protesting against the Speaker’s decision to allow discussion on the matter, Congress members rushed into the Well. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge wondered how can it be allowed.
The Congress members were heard shouting ‘we want privilege motion’. Congress and other party members have given notices for privilege motion against HRD Minister Smriti Irani for allegedly misleading the House.
In response, Mahajan said, “I want to make it clear that there is a procedure (related to privilege motion notice)”.
Left members were also seen vociferously demanding something which could not be heard amid the din.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House.
First Published: Mar 02, 2016 14:47 IST