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Congress draws flak from Rajya Sabha Chairman

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New Delhi, Feb 27: The Amar Singh CD issue today echoed in the Rajya Sabha with the Congress Members demanding suspension of the Question Hour to discuss the matter, inviting flak from Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.

"It is highly regrettable that the ruling party members are demanding suspension of the Question Hour to discuss this issue," said Mr Shekhawat rejecting the demand.

As soon as the House assembled for the day, the ruling party members rose to their feet, waving copies of a newspaper containing a report about the controversial CD of the alleged tapped phone conversation of Samajwadi Party General Secretary and Member of the House Amar Singh.

The SP members also stood up and vociferously protested the demand of the ruling party and for some moments nothing was audible in the din, while the Chairman kept on appealing to them to sit down.

Finally, when the members calmed down, the Chairman said the matter might be raised later but nobody will be allowed to disturb the Question Hour.

He said it was unfortunate that the chief whip of the party was waving copies of newspapers and demanding suspension of business whereas he was more expected to be familiar with rules and propriety.

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