On Friday, the uproar in the two houses started demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram. It's not the first time that the Houses were being adjourned. It has been witnessing similar kind of action since the beginning of the winter session on Nov 23, 2011.
On the very first day, the loss of four hours in Lok Sabha led to a loss of Rs 1 crore to the nation owing to a disruption over the opposition boycotting Chidambaram regarding his alleged role in 2G Spectrum scam. After that, a series of adjournment motions followed. After that both Houses of the Parliament (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) have been adjourned several times over many controversial issues. Citing the progress of the Parliament, it seems that Chidambaram along with other MPs caused a whopping loss of crores to the nation.
This time, however, the MPs of the opposition parties asked the home minister's resignation following the news that Chidambaram after taking over the Home Minister's office, post Mumbai attacks, allegedly pursued his former client's case to get the FIRs filed against five star Metropolitan Hotel, withdrawn.
Chidambaram, when he was an Opposition MP, had represented a case of Sunair Hotels, owned by SP Gupta.
Mr Gupta and VLS Finanace Ltd, which claims to have funded Metropolitan Hotel in Delhi, was engaged in legal battles since 1999. Chidambaram had fought one of the disputes for Sunair Hotels in Delhi High Court. [Read: Chidambaram in fresh soup; conflict of interest?]
However, the UPA government led by Congress continues to support the Home Minister as it had earlier provided support to Chidambaram against all allegations against him regarding 2G spectrum scam.