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Rajya Sabha adjourns for day after uproar over US statement

Parliament was thrown into turmoil over the US statement that the nuclear deal would be scrapped if India carried out an atomic test, leading to repeated adjournments of both Houses.

india Updated: Aug 16, 2007 15:10 IST

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Hindustantimes
         

Parliament was thrown into turmoil on Thursday over the US statement that the nuclear deal would be scrapped if India carried out an atomic test, leading to repeated adjournments of both Houses.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day and the Lok Sabha twice in the pre-lunch sitting as opposition NDA and UNPA members vociferously raised the issue and stormed the well.

In the Upper House, they demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he had "misled" the House.

"Stop speaking lies. Stop selling the country and save India," the UNPA members chanted.

In the Lok Sabha, Left parties joined the agitated members in expressing their anger.

TDP leader K Yerrannaidu said the Prime Minister should come to the House and explain the situation to the nation.

CPI-M leader Basudeb Acharia along with his party colleagues raised the issue and BJP Deputy Leader VK Malhotra too was on his toes.

Speaker Somnath Chatterjee did not allow suspension of Question Hour saying the members could raise the matter during Zero Hour and decried the behaviour of members.

He adjourned the House first for 30 minutes and then till lunch.

First Published: Aug 16, 2007 15:07 IST