Nandigram issue rocks Parliament for second day in a row

November 20th, 2007 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): The winter session of the Parliament has failed to take off as the recent incidents of violence in Nandigram rocked the Parliament for a second consecutive day on Tuesday.
Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after opposition members led by the BJP insisted on a debate on Nandigram issue.
The Left Front, wary of having a debate on this issue, has stated that the Nandigram issue pertains to a State subject that requires no debate in the Parliament.
As the proceedings commenced for the day, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) members raised slogans and trooped into the Well of the House.
They demanded an immediate debate on the issue by suspending Question Hour.
Chairman Hamid Ansari pleaded with them to go back to their seats. However, the members paid no attention to his requests, forcing him to adjourn the House.
Similar kinds of scenes were also witnessed in the Lok Sabha when proceedings resumed today.
Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee first adjourned the house till noon, but with the situation remaining same, it was adjourned till 2.00 p.m.
Chatterjee also expressed readiness for a discussion, but under a proper rule.
As soon the House met for the day, NDA members shouted slogans and demanded the suspension of Question Hour.
They rushed into the Well demanding an immediate debate on the matter.
Terming the attitude of NDA members as displeasing, Chatterjee said a discussion can be allowed only if a motion in this regard is moved in a “proper form”.
He said that political parties leaders had met on Monday and decided to hold debate in a proper manner.
Commenting on this, Parliamentary Affairs Minister P R Dasmunsi said, The government had no objection to a short duration discussion within the framework of proper rules and consent of the Chair. (ANI)

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