BJP wants corruption discussion, Rajya Sabha adjourned

August 23rd, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Tuesday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded that question hour be suspended for a discussion on corruption.

As soon as the upper house met, members of the BJP, which had submitted a notice to suspend the question hour and take up the discussion, were up on their feet insisting on their demand.

Ruling party members tried to counter the opposition by shouting slogans demanding the question hour proceed.

Repeated pleas from Chairman Hamid Ansari for raising the issue after question hour went unheard and the house was adjourned till 12 noon.

The BJP’s insistence on a discussion came as Anna Hazare’s fast for a stronger Lokpal bill entered day eight.

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