New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram Thursday came in the line of Opposition fire in Parliament over allegations that he had helped a Delhi hotelier which led to
disruption of both Houses.
The Lok Sabha witnessed uproar during Zero Hour with BJP
and AIADMK members rushing into the Well demanding that
Chidambaram be sacked. In the din, the House was adjourned
till 2 pm.
As the House met again, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav raised
the issue of Chidambaram following which AIADMK members rushed
to the Well raising slogans. BJP members demanded resignation
of the Home Minister. There were demands that Chidambaram be
sent to jail.
Members from BSP and SP also entered the Well demanding
early implementation of the Sachar Committee report.
In view of the din, Deputy Speaker Kariya Munda adjourned
the House till tomorrow.
Earlier, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for almost two hours
as BJP and AIADMK members trooped into the Well, while the
Rajya Sabha witnessed an adjournment for over 50 minutes soon
after it assembled for the day.
Chidambaram was not present in either of the Houses when
the Opposition raised the issue.
As soon as the Upper House met, BJP members showed copies
of an English daily carrying a report alleging that the Home
Ministry under Chidambaram had earlier this year directed
withdrawal of FIR against one of his former clients accused of
cheating and forgery.