AIIMS bill runs into trouble in Rajya Sabha
Accusing the Government of "bulldozing" through the legislation, AIADMK and BJP members stormed the well.Updated: Nov 28, 2007 19:16 IST
Government's move to rush through the passage of AIIMS bill seeking to limit superannuation age of Directors of country's prestigious Medical Institute ran into rough weather in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday as the Opposition stalled proceedings leading to adjournment of the House twice.
Accusing the Government of "bulldozing" through the legislation, AIADMK and BJP members stormed the well.
The agitated members also had heated exchanges with treasury benches.
The Opposition protested that the bill was not listed in scheduled business of the day.
It was only in the afternoon that Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan said the business had been revised to list the bill which also seeks to limit serving age of Directors of Chandigarh's Post Graduate Institute.
The legislation has already been passed by the Lok Sabha.
While the Opposition saw motives in sudden listing of the bill, the Deputy Chairman clarified that the legislation was brought for consideration after approval of the Business Advisory Committee.
"The Chairman has listed it," Rahman Khan told agitated BJP and AIADMK members who continued to raise their voice against its introduction.
Introductory remarks of Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss were drowned in the din.
Amidst the din, Khan adjourned the House first for 15 minutes and then again for 30 minutes.
First Published: Nov 28, 2007 19:15 IST