NDA boycotts House

NDA members protest against Speaker Somnath Chatterjee whom they charge with suppressing voice of Opposition.

india Updated: Aug 09, 2006 02:11 IST

NDA members on Tuesday boycotted the Parliament and staged a dharna in its premises to protest against Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, whom they accused of suppressing the voice of the Opposition in the House.

Wearing black gags, NDA members, led by Leader of Opposition LK Advani, staged a sit-in at the main gate of the Parliament at around 11 am and stayed away from the proceedings of the House.

After the leakage of the Pathak Authority report on the Iraqi-oil-for-food scam rocked the Parliament, deputy leader of the Opposition in the House Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Monday announced that the NDA would hold a dharna to protest "the suppression of the voice of the Opposition in the House by the Speaker."

First Published: Aug 08, 2006 11:28 IST