Tuesday, August 9, 2011

CWG scam rocks Parliament, Question Hour stalled


The CWG mess rocked Parliament for the second day on Tuesday as opposition NDA stalled the Question Hour in both the Houses and demanded resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the wake CAG observations against her.

In the Lok Sabha, soon after Speaker Meira Kumar finished references to the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, BJP and Shiv Sena members trooped into the well raising slogans against Dikshit.

Opposition members raised slogans 'Ab toh yeh spasht hai, Sheila Dikshit Bhrasht hai (now it is clear, Sheila Dikshit is corrupt) in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Amid din, SP members rushed to the well in the Lok Sabha and raised the issue of fake encounters in Uttar Pradesh.

Parliamentary affairs minister P K Bansal was heard saying that if this was the stand of the Opposition the House should be adjourned for the day.

In Rajya Sabha, opposition BJP members began shouting slogans even before chairman Hamid Ansari took his seat.

As Ansari took up the questions listed for the day, BJP members started moving towards the well shouting slogans against Dikshit.


To counter the opposition attack, some ruling party members stood up holding posters alleging cost overrun and overpayment for projects in BJP-ruled Gujarat.

Ansari asked members not to show banners. "What are you doing? No banners please," he said.

As the din continued, he adjourned the house till noon, barely minutes after it met for the day.

The BJP, at its Parliamentary party meeting, had decided to demand suspension of the Question Hour to facilitate discussion on Commonwealth Games 'scam' and the privilege motion against sports minister Ajay Maken.

Recommend this article by clicking on +1:


No comments:

Post a Comment