BJP, BSP members clash in RS; House adjourned

BJP and BSP members Monday clashed in the Rajya Sabha over the killing of ten people in Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh, leading to a brief adjournment of the House.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011, 13:43 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP and BSP members Monday clashed
in the Rajya Sabha over the killing of ten people in Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh, leading to a brief adjournment of the House.

As soon as Prabhat Jha (BJP) started narrating the
incident in which ten people were burnt to death, BSP members
were on their feet objecting to the BJP raising the issue.

Jha said the law and order issue in the BSP-ruled Uttar
Pradesh was getting worse.
BSP members took strong objection to the remark and said
it was a state matter and the UP government has already
initiated action in it. Moreover, the matter was sub-judice,
they said.
Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan said that Jha`s notice for
Zero Hour mention was admitted by the Chairman and asked as to
what was wrong if the member wanted to speak on the incident.

As noisy scenes prevailed, the House was adjourned for 10
minutes.

PTI