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RS adjourned for second time on CBI, Quattrochi, Advani issue

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Feb 23 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned briefly for the second time today as the main opposition BJP continued to stall proceedings on the issue of the government reportedly questioning the CBI for its alleged failure to appeal against Mr L K Advani's discharge in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

As soon as the House re-assembled at noon -- after having been adjourned earlier even before question hour could be taken up -- some BJP members trooped into the well and raised slogans protesting the ''misuse'' of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

However, an undeterred Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan went ahead with the listed tabling of papers by various Ministers -- even as the sloganeering continued from inside the well of the House.

And once the listed papers had been laid, the Deputy Chairman enquired what the protesting members wanted. He also appealed to them to return to their seats.

When the slogan-shouting continued despite his repeated appeals, the Deputy Chairman announced adjournment of the House till 1400 hrs.

Earlier, proceedings in the House were adjourned till 1200 hrs following pandemonium with the Opposition stalling question hour and demanding immediate discussion on the government's alleged letter to the CBI asking why an appeal was not filed against Mr Advani's discharge.

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