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Oppn raises N-issue, asks PM to respond

BJP and Samajwadi Party sought to raise the issue of a Parliamentary resolution, but were disallowed.

india Updated: Aug 10, 2006 12:10 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Opposition BJP and Samajwadi Party on Thursday sought to raise the issue of a Parliamentary resolution on the Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation in Rajya Sabha, but were disallowed by Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.

As soon as the House met for the day, former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha raised the issue of a "Sense of the House" resolution saying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was present on both occasions during the past two weeks when the issue was raised.

"We want to know whether he is in favour (of the resolution) or not," he asked.
He was joined by his colleagues and members from TPD, AIADMK and SP.

Amidst the uproar, the Chairman made a plea for continuing the Question Hour and said members could raise the issue after that. Sinha wanted the Prime Minister, who was present, to respond.

His request was disallowed by the Chairman and the House resumed the Question Hour.

First Published: Aug 10, 2006 12:10 IST