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SP makes a vain bid to raise Amar Singh CD issue

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New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) The Samajwadi Party today made a vain bid in Rajya Sabha to raise the issue of the CD reportedly containing taped conversations of its general secretary Amar Singh and seized by the Delhi Police finding its way to the media.

Ms Jaya Bachchan, Mr Shahid Siddiqui and other party MPs sought to raise the issue when a member was allowed to raise matter of the police firing in Orissa's Kalinga Nagar in which 12 tribal protestors had been killed.

The Samajwadi Party members who wanted to raise the issue were turned down by Deputy Chairman K Rehman Khan who was in the chair, because no notice had been given.

''Please don't make allegations against the Chair. Follow the procedures and I have to follow rules of business,'' he said.

Some defiant members even walked into the well of the House seeking permission to raise the issue, much to the embarrassment of the Chair.

Leader of the SP group Janeshwar Mishra pleaded with the Chair to show leniency, saying one could not adopt a rigid stand in a democracy.

The matter was sorted out after the Deputy Chairman advised the SP members to discuss the issue with the Chairman.

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