Uproar in Parliament over PM privilege motion

March 22nd, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Mar.22 (ANI): Proceedings in Parliament were brought to a complete standstill on Tuesday, with members of the treasury and the opposition trading verbal charges over the issue of moving a privilege motion against the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

The Bharatiya Janata Party had earlier said that it would move the privilege motion against Dr. Singh in the Lok Sabha, for “misleading” the House on the July 2008 trust vote.

Dr. Singh had claimed last week that Members of Parliament were not bribed during the July 2008 trust vote even though the Parliamentary probe committee said that money was paid.

On Tuesday, both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till 12:15 p.m following vociferous verbal attacks.

The congress led UPA had earlier said it would move a Privilege Motion against Leader of opposition Sushma Swaraj for trying to seek clarifications from the Prime Minister inspite of the Speaker Meira Kumar not allowing her to do so.

Hussain said the Congress plan to move a privilege notice against Swaraj showed that it was scared.

Hussian told that BJP-led NDA would also demand a discussion in the Lok Sabha under Rule 193 (which does not entail voting).

“Sushma Swaraj and Yashwant Sinha from the BJP and Sharad Yadav from JD(U) will demand discussion under Rule 193. If the government wants Lok Sabha to run, it would agree as soon as the House meets for the day,” Hussain said. (ANI)

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