BJP stalls parliament again over ‘quit PM’ demand (Second Lead)

August 30th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were disrupted again Thursday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) persisted with its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation over coal block allocation.

Both the houses saw the first adjournments within minutes of proceedings beginning. When the two houses met at noon, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after transacting some business amid din. The Rajya Sabha also conducted some business before it was adjourned till 2 p.m.

The Lok Sabha passed the Chemical Weapons Convention (Amendment) Bill, 2012 and AIIMS (Amendment) Bill 2012 before adjourning for the day.

BJP members were on their feet in both houses demanding the prime minister’s resignation over the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) report on coal block allocation.

The BJP has been forcing adjournments of the house since last week over its demand. It has also sought cancellation of coal block allotments on the basis of the CAG report and inquiry by a special investigative team into the allocations.

The continuing stalemate has seen the BJP and Congress going hammer and tongs at each other.

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