BJP isolated over CPI(M) HQs attack issue

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New Delhi, Mar 10 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) was today almost isolated in the Lok Sabha over the CPI(M) headquarters attack issue, which had created furore forcing Speaker Somnath Chatterjee to adjourn the House for about 50 minutes during the zero hour.

The BJP received flak not only from the Left and the ruling coalition, but also from its own allies in the Opposition NDA.

However, the only ally that extended a helping hand was the Shiv Sena.

Speaker Chatterjee allowed Marxist member Mohammed Salim to raise the issue of yesterday's attack on his Party office as a matter of urgent public importance during the zero hour.

Unmindful of repeated interruptions from the BJP members, Mr Salim denounced the incident and said the RSS had owned responsibility for the attack in which BJP was also involved.

BJP Deputy Leader Vijaykumar Malhotra, who was allowed to make a statement next, said while the police, acting at the instance of the Congress and the Home Ministry which in turn had been pressed by the CPI(M), had slapped non-bailable offences against his party workers, while no action had been taken on the FIR filed by the BJP.

While Mr Salim said four of CPI(M) workers were injured, 15 BJP workers had been hospitalised, he said.

Prof Malhotra demanded a judicial inquiry into the violence at the CPI(M) office to scrutinise the video recordings of channels which showed that stone-pelting was organised from inside the party building.

After the statement of Mr Malhotra, the house plunged into disorder with the members of the BJP trooping into the well of the House shouting slogans against the remarks of Congress member Madhusudan Mistry on the reported attack on the CPI(M) office.

''I condemn this attitude'' of Opposition members not allowing an MP from the principal ruling party, the Speaker said and adjourned the proceedings for 50 minutes.

Mr Mistry demanded a ban on the RSS for the attack but his remarks about the violence in BJP-ruled states were expunged by the Speaker. Mr Chatterjee also deleted similar remarks by Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra about the crime incidents in the states ruled by the Left front.

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