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7 days on, Parliament still does no work

Last updated on: August 30, 2012 12:00 IST

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Parliament was adjourned once again on Thursday amid din as Bharatiya Janata Party persisted with its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation provoking Congress members to raise slogans.

The deadlock in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha over the CAG report on coal block allocation issue entered its seventh day as the Houses met after a day's break on account of Onam.

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BJP members trooped to the Well raising slogans against the Prime Minister. They were countered by Congress members who raised slogans backing the Prime Minister.

In the Lok Sabha, Speaker Meira Kumar took up the Question Hour but nothing could be heard in the din.

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BJP's slogans of Pradhan Mantri Istifa do (Prime Minister should resign) were countered by the Congress members who chanted Pradhan Mantri zindabad.

AIADMK and DMK members too were heard raising slogans against the government for training Sri Lankan forces at airbases in India.

With members unrelenting, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.

In Rajya Sabha, BJP members started shouting "coal, coal, coal..." as soon as Chairman Hamid Ansari took up the first listed question of the day.

BJP-led NDA members shouted slogans demanding resignation of the Prime Minister.

All the while, ruling Congress members countered the slogan shouting by praising the Prime Minister.

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Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy, against whose name the first question of the day on time limit for action against corrupt officials was listed, said he was prepared to reply.

"It is a very important question. I am ready to answer... people of this country should know the action being taken," he said amid slogan shouting.

For a few minutes Ansari tried to conduct the proceedings, asking members to raise supplementaries.

But, as slogan shouting BJP members started coming to the Well, he adjourned the House till noon.




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