Gujrat fake encounter leads to pandemonium in Parliament

Gujrat fake encounter leads to pandemonium in Parliament
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First Published: Mon, May 07 2007. 02 25 PM IST
Updated: Mon, May 07 2007. 02 25 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: Both houses of Parliament plunged into turmoil on 7 May over the issues of fake encounter killing in Gujarat and the letter of US Senators to the Prime Minister on Indo-US nuclear deal leading to adjournment of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha till noon.
In Lok Sabha, angry Congress and Left parties’ members were on their feet condenming the fake encounter killing in Gujarat and sought resignation of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Speaker Somnath Chatterjee asked members to raise the matter after Question Hour but members belonging to treasury benches, Left parties and Samajwadi Party continued to raise slogans.BJP members countered this by raising the Nandigram issue.
As the din continued, Chatterjee adjourned the House till noon.
As soon as the Rajya Sabha met for the day, Shahid Siddiqui of Samajwadi Party was on his feet demanding discussion on the fake encounter issue in Gujarat.
Congress members raised slogans demanding dismissal of the Gujarat government and arrest of Modi.
BJP members led by Sushma Swaraj, on the other hand, tried to raise the issue of US Senators’ writting to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Indo-US nuclear deal.
Left parties, led by Brinda Karatof CPM, wanted the Prime Minister to give a statement in the House on the letter issue.
Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat said he had not received any notice for suspension of Question Hour and said members could raise their issues during Zero Hour.
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First Published: Mon, May 07 2007. 02 25 PM IST