Parliament again disrupted over coal scam

August 23rd, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned till 12 noon Thursday as the opposition demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report on the allocation of coal blocks.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met at 11 a.m., BJP members refused to allow the proceedings and rushed towards Speaker Meira Kumar’s podium raising slogans. The house was adjourned till 12 noon.

Similar scenes were seen in the Rajya Sabha, forcing Chairperson Hamid Ansari to adjourn the house till 12 noon.

India’s official auditor had last week revealed that the lack of transparency in the allocation of coal blocks to private players resulted in a loss of a whopping Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) to the exchequer as on March 11 last year.

The house was adjourned for the second successive day Wednesday over the report.

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