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LS adjourned over offices of profit issue

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Mar 22 (UNI) The unrelenting BJP and SP members today did not allow the Lok Sabha to function, and forced the adjournment of the House till 1600 hrs, fourth time in the day, over the government's proposed move to bring in an ordinance to protect UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders from disqualifaction from Parliament for holding offices of profit.

As soon as the House assembled at 1500 hrs after the third adjournment, the SP and BJP members were on their feet, chanting slogans 'yeh to ek bahana hai, Sonia ko bachana (It is just an excuse to save Sonia)', and 'Sonia hataao, desh bachao (remove Sonia, save the country)'.

Just when everybody resumed their seats on the advise of Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, to listen to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, Mr Devendra Prasad Yadav (RJD) said it was not a question of one party but the people at large.

This again gave an opportunity to the BJP members who trooped into the well to shout slogans against Mrs Gandhi.

Amid the furore, Mr Dasmunsi said he strongly disapproved the manner in which the BJP members were conducting themselves.

He said it was just a coverup, as the BJP did not want a debate on the Scorpene deal, (which was listed as part of today's agenda).

This prompted the treasury benches to shout slogans 'BJP, sharam karo, sharam karo (BJP, shame, shame)'.

When the Deputy Speaker failed to pacify the slogan-chanting members, he adjourned the House till 1600 hrs.

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