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Parliament adjourned till noon over Nandigram

November 20, 2007 11:36 IST
Last Updated: November 20, 2007 11:39 IST

The Nandigram issue continued to echo in Parliament for the second successive day on Tuesday with the Opposition stalling proceedings in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari tried in vain to pacify the agitated Opposition members and eventually adjourned the House till noon.

The Bharatiya Janata Party along with its coalition partners had decided to stall the proceedings in Parliament on Tuesday if a Nandigram-specific debate was not allowed.

"We would disrupt the House as we have already given an adjournment motion. Nothing short of a Nandigram-specific debate in Rajya Sabha as well as in Lok Sabha will suffice," BJP deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Vijay Kumar Malhotra said.

Malhotra, who was talking to media persons after a meeting of the National Democratic Alliance, said the violence allegedly perpetrated by the communist parties in the country has attained a new dimension.