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Din in Parliament over Maharashtra firing, Delhi lathicharge

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Last updated on: August 10, 2011 14:58 IST
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Parliament was adjourned during Question Hour on Wednesday as the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena and Samajwadi Party members protested against "police brutality" on its workers in New Delhi and farmers in Pune, and demanded dismissal of the Maharashtra government.

Soon after an obituary reference in the Lok Sabha, BJP and Shiv Sena members walked into the well and shouted slogans against the Maharashtra government and lathi-charge on BJP youth wing activists in the national capital on Tuesday.

The members were holding placards that said "Dismiss the Maharashtra government which fired on farmers". Three people, including a woman and child, were reportedly killed in Pune.

BJP members, including its youth wing president Anurag Thakur, displayed newspaper clippings carrying reports of the lathi-charge on its workers during a protest march to Parliament against corruption and price rise. Around 40 Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha workers were injured.

SP members borrowed the placards from the Shiv Sena leaders and joined them in the well. Speaker Meira Kumar then adjourned the House till noon.

In the Rajya Sabha, BJP members began shouting slogans against the police action even before Chairman Hamid Ansari could settle down.

As Ansari took up the Question Hour, BJP members trooped into the well shouting slogans demanding Home Minister P Chidambaram's resignation over the issue.

Ruling benches countered the slogan shouting by demanding that Question Hour be taken up.

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