LS adjourned over Jamia shootout, MNS attacks
Attack on some north Indians in Mumbai by activists of MNS and Shiv Sena and "new revelations" about the Batla House encounter in Delhi led to uproarious scenes in the Lok Sabha today.india Updated: Oct 20, 2008 12:16 IST
Attack on some north Indians in Mumbai by activists of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Shiv Sena and "new revelations" about the Batla House encounter in Delhi led to uproarious scenes in the Lok Sabha today.
The House was adjourned for an hour soon after it assembled for the day as BSP members Akbar Ahmad Dumpy and Iliyas Azmi rushed to the well of the House flashing copies of a newspaper carrying reports on a "new version" on the encounter.
The BSP members were demanding a judcial inquiry into the Batla House encounter.
Members of the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal were also up on their feet demanding action against activists of the Shiv Sena and Raj Thackeray-led MNS, who allegedly beat up some north Indians appearing for a Railway Recruitment Board examination in Mumbai.
Amid unruly scenes, Speaker Somnath Chatterjee adjourned the proceedings till 12:00 noon.
Before the House assembled, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Congress President Sonia Gandhi were seen in animated discussion with NCP supremo Sharad Pawar whose party is a major partner in the Congress-led coalition government in Maharashtra.
First Published: Oct 20, 2008 11:47 IST