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Opposition fumes over N-deal in RS
August 10, 2006 12:06 IST
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and Samajwadi Party sought on Thursday to raise the issue of a Parliamentary resolution on the Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation in the 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 Telugu Desam Party, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Samajwadi Party.
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.