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Parliament deadlocked for sixth day over coalgate

Source: PTI
August 28, 2012 11:55 IST
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Parliament remained deadlocked for the sixth day on Tuesday as Bharatiya Janata Party stuck to its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the coal block allocation issue.

As soon as the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha met for the day, BJP members trooped to the Well raising slogans against the prime minister.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam members were also seen protesting against the government for training Sri Lankan forces at airbases in India.

In the Lok Sabha, the National Democratic Alliance appeared to put up a show of unity with Shiv Sena, Janata Dal-United and Akali Dal members raising slogans against the government from their seats.

AIADMK members were also seen in the aisle but they could not be heard in the din.

Several Congress members were also on their feet insisting that the House function.

Amid vociferous protests, both the Houses were adjourned till noon

In the Rajya Sabha, DMK members moved to the aisles carrying banners that read 'Stop Training Sri Lankan Army' the moment Chairman Hamid Ansari called the House to order.

"Please don't do banners please," Ansari pleaded with DMK members.

BJP members on the other hand shouted slogans demanding resignation of the prime minister.

When DMK members started moving towards the Well, Ansari warned them that he "will name them" if they stepped into the Well. He then adjourned the House till noon.

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