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UP cop's killing, Lankan Tamils issue rocks Parliament

March 05, 2013 14:04 IST

A host of issues ranging from demand for President's rule in Uttar Pradesh over "deteriorating" law and order to the plight of ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka rocked Parliament on Tuesday.

Lok Sabha could not transact any business as it was adjourned for the day after one adjournment.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, BSP, SP, Left and AIADMK members stormed the Well over issues including law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of the killing of a DSP, over which BSP and SP members shouted slogans against each other.

Tamil MPs raised the issue of plight of Sri Lankan Tamils. DMK members were in black shirt to register their protest while AIADMK raised slogans carrying placards saying "Save Tamils in Sri Lanka".

Other issues that disrupted the proceedings in the Lower House included the rape of a tribal woman in West Bengal and beating up of a woman by police in Punjab. The issue of MNS activists thrashing North Indians in Maharashtra was also raised in the Upper House.

Members from Left parties raised slogans against Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal over the law and order situation and the rape of a tribal woman in the state. They held placards saying "West Bengal is unsafe for women".

Rajya Sabha witnessed repeated adjournments over the Uttar Pradesh issue with BSP aggressively raising the killing of the DSP by a mob on Saturday and a minister resigning after he was named by the victim's widow.

Lok Sabha plunged into turmoil soon after Speaker Meira Kumar welcomed a Parliamentary delegation from Macedonia led by Trajko Veljanoski.

Some Congress members from Punjab were seen in the Well raising slogans against the Akali Dal government in the state over the incident of police beating up a woman and her aged father who were complaining of molestation.

Partap Singh Bajwa, Ravneet Singh and Santosh Chowdhary (all Cong) were in the Well waving copies of newspapers and raising slogans. Senior leader Girija Vyas was seen urging them to protest from the aisle.

Amid din, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House till noon.

In the Rajya Sabha, it was trouble from the word go with BSP, AIADMK and JU-U members refusing to take their seats when the House was called to order and raised the UP law and order situation, situation of Tamils in Sri Lanka and MNS activists thrashing North Indians in Maharashtra.

Chairman Hamid Ansari asked members to take their places as there was a reference from the Chair but the members did not heed, forcing him to adjourn the House till noon.

When the House reassembled, similar scenes were witnessed with BSP storming the Well and SP following them, alleging a conspiracy against its government in UP.

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