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Second part of Budget session begins on a stormy note

Last updated on: April 22, 2013 12:39 IST

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The second part of the Budget session of Parliament began on a stormy note on Monday as members from various parties forced adjournment of Lok Sabha on various issues, including heckling of Mamata Banerjee, incidents of rapes and demand for separate Telangana.

After Speaker Meira Kumar made obituary references, Trinamool Congress and Left members trooped into the Well of the Lok Sabha raising slogans on heckling of the West Bengal chief minister by Student's Federation of India activists in Delhi and alleged incidents of human rights violations in the state, respectively.

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A number of BJP members were seen in the Well raising slogans against the incidents of rapes across the country and demanding action on the perpetrators.

Some members of the Congress were seen in the aisles waving placards for a separate state of Telangana. A Telugu Desam Party member was seen raising the same demand in the Well.

'Delhi is not safe' read a placard held by a Trinamool member which had a picture of Banerjee. Amid slogans of 'Jai Telangana', 'take action against rapists', the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.

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In Rajya Sabha, Chairman Hamid Ansari said he has got 8 notices for suspension of Question Hour to take up discussion on various matters. The notices were given by V Maitreyan (All India Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhagam), Derek O'Brien (TMC), Prasanta Chatterjee (Communist Party of India-Marxist), Prakash Javadekar

(Bharatiya Janata Party), D Raja (Communist Party of India), Tiruchi Siva (Dravida Munetra Kazhagam), Brajesh Pathak (Bahujan Samaj Party) and Maya Singh (BJP).

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Image: Rajya Sabha, Chairman Hamid Ansari


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Ansari said he has admitted Maitreyan's notice for discussion on role of the Central Bureau of Investigation in the coal-gate scam as it was received first. As he asked Maitreyan to move his motion, Ravi Shankar Prasad (BJP) said he has also given a notice for suspension of Question Hour to raise the issue of "leakage" of draft Joint Parliamentary Commission report on 2G scam.

"You have not asked for suspension of Question Hour," he told Prasad but the BJP leader continued to raise the issue.

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Image: Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav


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Left and BSP members too were on their feet raising separate issues with some of them displaying banners.

On demands for discussing the rape of a 5-year old girl in Delhi, he said it has been agreed that a short duration discussion on violence against women in various parts of the country has been agreed to be taken up at 2 pm.

But, with members relenting, he adjourned the House for 15 minutes.



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