Uproar in Parliament; Lok Sabha adjourned for the day1 min read . Updated: 26 Apr 2013, 02:24 PM IST
Both the houses adjourned after the BJP demand for PM resignation over coal scam and chit fund scandal in Bengal
New Delhi: Uproar over various issues, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation over the coal scam and the chit fund scandal in West Bengal, disrupted proceedings in Parliament, forcing Lok Sabha to adjourn for the day.
Both Houses of Parliament witnessed two adjournments due to vociferous slogan-shouting by members on various demands, with those from the BJP, Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Samajwadi Party (SP), Trinamool Congress and Left parties storming the Well in the Lower House forcing its adjournment for the day after papers were laid at noon.
When Lok Sabha reassembled after an adjournment earlier, BJP members walked into the Well raising slogans against the Prime Minister over alleged attempt by some ministers to influence the the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the coal scam.
Left members were also in the Well protesting the “political-chit fund nexus" in West Bengal. They demanded immediate refund of poor investors’ deposits and stopping of “state-sponsored terror" in the Mamata Banerjee-ruled state.
Interestingly, Trinamool Congress members were also in the Well over the same issue, raising slogans like chit fund ke zimmedaar mantri, isteefa do (ministers involved in the chit fund scam should quit) and chit fund bandh karo (stop chit funds).
BJD members displayed placards in the Well seeking special financial package for Orissa, while the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) members showed newspaper copies to demand ouster of P.C. Chacko as the head of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on 2G spectrum scam.
Samajwadi Party members were also in the Well to protest the questioning of Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan at Boston airport in the US.
The continued uproar led senior Congress member Girija Vyas, who was in the chair, to adjourn the House for the day after papers were laid.