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MP stages dharna in Lok Sabha after adjournment

Last Updated: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 19:07

New Delhi: A Member of Parliament on Monday resorted to a novel way of protest as he staged a sit-in inside the Lok Sabha for hours after it was adjourned sine die, giving the authorities a tough time.

L Rajgopal, member of Congress from Vijaywada, was anguished over the destruction caused by rains in Andhra Pradesh and wanted to raise the issue in the House, sources said.
However, as he did not get an opportunity to air his views in the House because of pandemonium and subsequent sine die adjournment, he resorted to the novel protest.

He staged a sit-in inside the House after it was adjourned at around 12.05 PM.
Authorities had a tough time in making him end the protest and finally Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal had to step in to persuade him at around 6 PM.


First Published: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 19:07
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