BJP stalls LS again over Nandigram killings

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New Delhi, Nov 20: The Opposition BJP stalled the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha for the second day today over Nandigram mayhem Shouting slogans, ''aaj na hoga koi kaam, pehle hoga Nandigram'', and ''Nandigram par charcha karo'', the BJP members trooped into the well, saying they would not allow the House to function till Nandigram was discussed.

Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said he would allow a debate on the issue after receiving a proper motion.

''Your leaders are aware of it as I had told them at a meeting yesterday,'' he said.

When the BJP members did not relent, Mr Chatterjee said he would not adjourn the House today.

''Let the whole see country see. Let the people see. What have they sent us here for, to raise slogans. This is shameful,'' he said and deplored the attitude of the BJP members.

He pointed out that half of the monsoon session was lost due to disruptions.

Even Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi pleaded to the BJP members to let the Question Hour begin, and said the Government was willing to discuss the issue later.

But this failed to pacify the BJP members who continued shouting slogans against the UPA Government.

Some Congress members flared up when a BJP member mentioned the name of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

All this while the Left members sat quitely on their seats.

As the slogan-chanting continued, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon after 15 minutes of its meeting.


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