Stormy start to Parliament's Winter session

Speaker Meira Kumar
New Delhi, Nov 22: Winter session of Parliament today (Nov 22) got off to a stormy start with members raising issues ranging from better price for cotton to a separate Telangana and BJP protesting against Home Minister P Chidambaram, forcing adjournment of the Lok Sabha till noon.

Soon after Speaker Meira Kumar completed obituary references, the members were seen on their feet waving placards and raising slogans on various issues.

Congress members from Telangana region chanted 'we want Telangana' and carried placards which read 'implement the promise on formation of Telangana', 'introduce Bill on Telangana'.

Amid din, the Speaker called for the Question Hour. As Chidambaram stood up to reply, BJP members rose in unison to protest against him.

BJP-led NDA has been demanding resignation of the Home Minister alleging his involvement in the 2G scam when he was Finance Minister, and has decided to boycott him in Parliament.

BSP members, including Shafiqur Rahman Barq, carried a banner demanding 10 per cent reservation for Muslims. Shiv Sena members, including Chandrakant Khaire and Ganesh Dudhgaonkar, stormed the Well to seek better price for cotton.

As noisy scenes continued, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.


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