Lok Sabha adjourned over phone-tapping issue

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New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon on Monday after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Opposition created an uproar over the phone-tapping issue, and asked the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, to clarify the government's position on the issue.

The BJP said Dr Singh must give a detailed explanation on the phone-tapping issue in Parliament.

It also demanded the setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the issue.

Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said the government would give a reply in the Parliament.

"The government will make an answer on the floor of the House," said Moily.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram is also expected to make a statement in Parliament on the phone-tapping issue after the Question Hour.

Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha has also been adjourned over the issue.

'Outlook' magazine in a cover story had reported that government intelligence agencies had tapped the phones of Communist Party leader Prakash Karat, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and Congress leader Digvijay Singh among others. (ANI)

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