Uproar in Parliament over Trinamool leader Bandopadhyay's remarks

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New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): Opposition members on Wednesday forced an adjournment of proceedings in the Lok Sabha till 2 p.m, raising several issues, including Trinamool leader Sudip Bandopadhyay's remarks against a CPI-M member and the controversy surrounding 2G spectrum bids.

Soon after Speaker Meira Kumar called for Question Hour, Left members rushed to the well and started demanding an apology from Trinamool Congress member Sudip Bandopadhyay for his remarks against CPI(M) member Basudeb Acharia.

Kumar's repeated appeals to allow Question Hour to continue went unheeded even as members from the Treasury benches waved the agenda papers demanding that the House functions properly.

AIADMK members also stormed into the well waving copies of a newspaper that carried reports on the controversy surrounding 2G spectrum bids.

They demanded resignation of Communications Minister and DMK leader A Raja.

DMK sources have ruled out the possibility of Raja resigning.

Sources said Raja has emerged as the Dalit face of the DMK and enjoys a good rapport with Karunanidhi.

Though Raja is embroiled in two major allegations-the spectrum allotment -- and his alleged telephone call to a Madras High Court judge for a favourable order-- Karunanidhi has been defending him. (ANI)

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