November 23rd, 2011
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Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

lok-sabhaNew Delhi: Price rise, black money and Telangana were among a host of issues that disrupted Parliament on the second day of the Winter session today. Amid all the commotion, up cries,  the Lok Sabha was adjourned right after they met today.

Trouble broke out in the Lok Sabha soon after it mourned the death of the seven passengers in Doon Express train accident. DMK members who are a part of the ruling UPA storming the well of the house. The DMK members displayed a news item that had appeared in a vernacular newspaper. Party leader T R Baalu was seen persuading members to leave the Well and carry out the protest from the aisle.

Left parties and BJP had moved Adjournment Motions on price rise and black money and wanted a discussion.Several members from the Telangana region, including TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, also walked into the Well and pressed for a separate Telangana. Some held placards saying “Implement UPA’s promise of introducing Bill for Telangana”.

NCP members Sameer Bhujbal and Sanjiv Naik, whose party is also part of the UPA – raised slogans and displayed placards seeking scrapping of minimum export price on onion.

In the Rajya Sabha, BJP members were on their feet demanding a discussion on black money. They also wanted suspension of Question Hour to discuss price rise. CPI(M) members trooped into the Well, ignoring appeals of the Chair, demanding a discussion on price rise under a rule which entails voting.

Home Minister P Chidambaram was present in the Upper House as he had to give replies to questions related to his ministry, but no question could be taken up. Chidambaram had the first taste of the BJP-led NDA’s boycott of him in the Lok Sabha yesterday alleging his involvement in the 2G scam during his tenure as Finance Minister.


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