RS adjourned twice over reports to topple UP Govt

SP members rushed into the Well of the House and said a recommendation had been made to topple UP government.

india Updated: Nov 27, 2006 12:35 IST

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice during the Question Hour on Monday after Samajwadi Party members trooped into the Well charging that a recommendation had been made to topple the UP government.

As soon as the House met for the day, SP members, led by Shahid Siddiqui, rushed into the Well saying that a recommendation to dismiss the Mulayam Singh Yadav government had been made.

Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat adjourned the House for 15 minutes as uproar continued.

When the House met again, the Question Hour was allowed to be taken up by SP members on an assurance that the government would clarify the matter.

After 30 minutes, Siddiqui raised the issue again and asked the government to state its position.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Suresh Pachouri said he condemned any report regarding the move to topple the UP government.

Slogan-shouting SP members demanded that the Home Minister clarify the matter.

Sensing the mood, Shekhawat adjourned the House again.

First Published: Nov 27, 2006 12:35 IST