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Entire week washed out in Parliament

PTI 03 Sep 2012, 20:13:21 IST
New Delhi, Aug 24: The CAG report on coal block allocation washed out Parliament proceedings during the entire week with the Opposition unrelenting on its demand even today for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

For the fourth consecutive day, members from TDP and AIADMK backed the NDA in the Rajya Sabha in the protest while the Lok Sabha saw BJP members again storming the Well with no end to the turmoil in sight.

“Raja ko jail, PM ko bail; wah re Congress tera khel (Jail to Raja, Bail to PM, What a game by Congress), Koyle ki dalali hai, puri Congress kaali hai (brokership in coal block allocation, entire Congress is blackened),” were the slogans raised by the Opposition in both Houses on the last working day of the week.

They were countered vociferously by Congress members, who attacked the opposition for disrupting Parliament and waved documents to drive home the point that chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states were not in favour of auction of coal blocks.

NC member in Lok Sabha Mehboob Beg was seen displaying a placard saying ‘Don't Stall Parliament, Stall Declining Economic Growth Instead'.

As soon as both the Houses met for the day, opposition members rushed to the Well raising slogans against the Prime Minister.

In the Lok Sabha, BJP and Shiv Sena members crowded the Well raising slogans against the government over “undue favours” extended to private firms to the tune of Rs 1.86 lakh crore in coal block allocation, as brought forth by the CAG.

Speaker Meira Kumar took up the Question Hour but nothing could be heard in the din. As the din continued, she adjourned the House till noon.

When the House reassembled, it was adjourned for the day immediately after laying of papers.