Both Houses disrupted over Sri Lanka issue
New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament were disrupted on Thursday as the DMK and the AIADMK took up the issue of the killing of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan government during the war against the LTTE.
The Lok Sabha was adjourned twice, once till 12 noon soon after it met and then again till 2 pm, while the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon.
As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled for the day, DMK members gathered near the Speaker`s podium to protest the issue and also raise the matter of the CBI raids at DMK chief M Karunanidhi`s son MK Stalin`s residence in Chennai.
Trinamool Congress members were also seen demanding a special package for West Bengal.
Some Congress MPs from Telangana were protesting from their seats. Finally, the House was adjourned.
When the Lower House reassembled at 12 noon, the same issues were raised again, forcing Congress MP PC Chacko, who was in the chair, to adjourn the house till 2 pm.
Similar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha, where Chairman Hamid Ansari was forced to adjourn the house till 12 noon after DMK and AIADMK members vociferously took up the Sri Lanka issue.
The DMK Tuesday quit the UPA government after accusing it of going soft on Colombo over the killing of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan military during the closing stages of the war against the Tamil Tigers.
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