Office of profit: 'Ordinance move' rocks Parliament
Both Houses of Parliament were rocked on Wednesday as a determined Opposition vehemently protested Government's reported move to bring an ordinance to exempt some posts from the purview of office of profit.
The agitated members also demanded the removal of Election Commissioner Navin Chawla citing Shah Commission's findings that he was "unfit" to hold any public office on account of alleged misuse of power during Emergency.
With slogan-shouting Samajwadi Party and BJP members trooping into the well in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, the presiding officers repeatedly adjourned the proceedings.
In Lok Sabha, Leader of the Opposition LK Advani said efforts were afoot to adjourn the House sine die and prorogue it to bring an ordinance to amend the law relating to office of profit.
The Opposition members waved copies of a newspaper report which said the Government had finalised a draft Ordinance to amend the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959, providing for exemption of a fresh batch of offices including that of the National Advisory Council Chairman, a post now being held by Sonia Gandhi, from the purview of office of profit.