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Coalgate: Parliament adjourned on eleventh day

September 05, 2012 11:54 IST
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Parliament was disrupted for the eleventh day on Wednesday following uproar over coal block allocation as the Bharatiya Janata Party stuck to its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till noon after opposition triggered ruckus on the issue. Members of the Dravida Munettra Kazhagam All India Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhagam, Communist Party of India and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi were in the Well raising the Sri Lanka issue.

DMK members were opposing the training of Sri Lankan armed forces at an airbase in India, while AIADMK and VCK members protested the forthcoming visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Madhya Pradesh.

In the Lok Sabha, Speaker Meira Kumar took up the Question Hour after congratulating Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda for winning a silver medal in the Paralympic Games in the Men's High Jump event in London.

After cheering Nagarajegowda, the opposition members were back to criticising the Prime Minister over the coal block allocation. As the din continued, the Speaker adjourned the Lok Sabha till noon.

In Rajya Sabha, Chairman Hamid Ansari made a brief reference to the birth anniversary of the first Chairman of the Upper House and former President S Radhakrishnan. It was chaos soon after with BJP members shouting slogans demanding resignation of the prime minister.

Ansari took up the first listed question but as the BJP members were unrelenting and moved to the aisle shouting slogans, he adjourned the House till noon.
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