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Another day of ruckus, disruptions in Parliament

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 14:22

New Delhi: As the report on the controversial
nuclear liability bill was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, non-BJP
opposition parties stalled proceedings alleging a Congress-BJP
deal in return for CBI`s clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi in a fake encounter case.

The Rajya Sabha which was adjourned for the day and the
Lok Sabha twice till 1400 hours, were rocked as BSP members
stormed the well demanding dismissal of Karnataka government
over alleged illegal mining.

The issue appeared to be a tit-for-tat by the BSP, which
was at the receiving end for the last two days by BJP and
others over firing on farmers in Mayawati-ruled Uttar Pradesh.

BSP members shouted slogans like "Dismiss Karnataka
government" and "Stop the loot by illegal mining".

In the Lok Sabha, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and SP supremo
Mulayam Singh Yadav led members of their parties into the well
waving newspapers which carried reports of Modi being given a
clean chit in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.

The Left members in Rajya Sabha, supported by RJD and
LJP, created uproar over reports of the clean chit to Modi
allegedly in return for BJP support for the crucial nuclear
liability bill. RJD and BSP members as also LJP chief Ram
Vilas Paswan stormed the well.

In the din, the report of the Parliamentary committee
looking into the controversial Nuclear Liability Bill was
tabled in both the Houses.

The report on the bill, crucial for operationalisation of
India`s civil nuclear deals with various countries, was tabled
in the Rajya Sabha by Committee Chairman T Subbirami Reddy and
in the Lok Sabha by a member Pradeep Tamta.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, BSP members
trooped into the well waving placards demanding dismissal of
the BJP-led government in Karnataka, while Mulayam Singh Yadav
and Lalu Prasad waved copies of a newspaper carrying reports
relating to the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. The House was
adjourned till noon.

Trouble erupted in the Rajya Sabha from the word go as BSP
members carrying banners moved in the aisles and started
raising slogans demanding dismissal of the BJP-led Karnataka
government for allegedly allowing illegal mining, leading to
its adjournment till noon.

Paswan and RJD MPs later sat on a dharna near the Mahatma
Gandhi statue in the Parliament House complex, protesting the
clean chit to Modi allegedly as part of the Congress-BJP deal.

The SP supremo told reporters later that "BJP and Congress
are one. They have struck a deal over the nuclear bill for
bailing out Narendra Modi."


First Published: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 14:22
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