Parliament disrupted for sixth day on coal block issue

Parliament adjourned
New Delhi, Aug 28: BJP disrupted Parliament proceedings for the sixth day today by creating uproar over coal block allocation issue and pressing for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Amid counter slogans by Congress members, both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha saw two adjournments with din prevailing as the two Houses assembled for the day.

In the Lok Sabha, DMK members were also seen protesting against the government for training Sri Lankan forces at airbases in India, though they remained in the aisle and did not enter the Well.

Members of the DMK, a key constituent of the ruling UPA, were seen carrying placards that read 'Stop Training Sri Lankan Army'.

While BJP members entered the Well, their colleagues from NDA allies Shiv Sena, JD-U and Akali Dal raised slogans from their seats. Congress members, led by Minister Ambika Soni, countered the Opposition by shouting back from their benches, with some of them moving to the aisle but being stopped from moving ahead by party chief Sonia Gandhi.

The Lower House, which first adjourned till noon, got adjourned again minutes after Speaker Meira Kumar ordered laying of papers. She also took the sense of the House and announced that the proceedings for tomorrow would be cancelled on account of Onam.

Similar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha with BJP members raising slogans like "beimano ki sarkar nahi chalegi (the government of the corrupt will not continue)" and "Koyle ki dalali hai, Congress sarkar Kali hai (brokerage of coal has tarred Congress government black)".


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