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Attacks on CPI(M) offices continue to echo in Lok Sabha

Heated exchanges between angry Left members and the BJP on the issue force adjournment of the House twice.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2008 09:46 AM IST

Fresh attacks on CPI(M) offices in some states echoed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday as heated exchanges between angry Left members and the BJP on the issue forced adjournment of the House twice.

The CPI(M) members had earlier given a notice for suspension of the Question Hour on the matter which was rejected by Speaker Somnath Chatterjee who said he would allow it to be raised in the Zero Hour.

In the Zero Hour, CPI(M) MP Basudeb Acharia pointed out that after most political parties condemned Sunday's

As Acharia spoke, BJP members were up on their feet asking the Speaker not to allow discussion on the issue as it was a "state matter".

The Speaker also ruled that the issue "related to state matter". But as heated exchanges continued, Chatterjee adjourned attack on his party headquarters here, there have been more attacks in Bangalore, Dehradun and Kerala "by RSS-BJP". He was supported by members of other Left parties, Samajwadi Party, RJD and some more.

the House for about 30 minutes.

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