Uproar in Lok Sabha over fertiliser allocation

April 24th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Bahujan Samaj Party

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Brajesh Pathak created an uproar in the Lok Sabha Thursday accusing the government of failing to provide fertiliser to farmers. Pathak accused Ram Vilas Paswan, the union minister of chemicals and fertiliser, of misleading parliament and giving wrong figures on allocation of fertilisers.

“He has been provided these figures by his bureaucrats. They are giving me false data. If what he is saying is true, then the farmers in my constituency would have got fertiliser,” said the BSP MP.

Speaker Somnath Chatterjee tried to pacify him but Pathak shouted at Paswan. Other members joined the chorus, which was countered by the treasury benches

When the situation got out of control, Chatterjee took down the names of those who were shouting and threatened action against them. He warned Pathak, telling him to sit down or he would ask him to leave.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) members joined the medley of protests, leading to an adjournment of the house till 2 p.m.

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