Lok Sabha adjourned over farmer suicides

February 26th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Bahujan Samaj Party

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) There was trouble in the Lok Sabha Tuesday, the day of the rail budget, with Speaker Somnath Chatterjee adjourning the house till 12 after MPs from various parties raised the issue of suicides by farmers. The house was adjourned minutes after members of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and others gathered near the speaker’s podium seeking a discussion on distressed farmers committing suicide.

Earlier, three new members took oath — Janata Dal-United’s Meena Singh from Bihar, Arun Yadav of Congress from Madhya Pradesh and Samajwadi Party’s Neeraj Shekhar, son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, from Uttar Pradesh.

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad is scheduled to read out the budget as soon as the house reassembles at 12.

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