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Parliament deadlocked for sixth day over Coalgate

PTI 03 Sep 2012, 20:23:49 IST
New Delhi, Aug 28: Parliament remained deadlocked for the sixth day today as BJP 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.

DMK members were also seen protesting against the government for training Sri Lankan forces at airbases in India.

In the Lok Sabha, the NDA appeared to put up a show of unity with Shiv Sena, JD-U 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. At noon, the house met again only to be adjourned till 2 pm.

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 that...no 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. The House was again adjourned till 2 pm when it met again at noon.