New Delhi: Question Hour in both Houses of
Parliament was wasted for the 21st working day Friday over Opposition demands for a JPC probe into 2-G Spectrum allocation scam.
Soon after Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar made obituary
references to two former MPs, Opposition members mainly from
BJP and SP walked into the well shouting slogans in support of
Some members displayed placards of newspapers clippings on
the scam. A placard read "Desh me ghotala, videsh me apmaan,
Yeh dekho UPA ki shaan (Scam in the country, disrespect
abroad, this is the achievement of UPA)". This was a reference
to the patting down of Indian Ambassador to USA Meera Shankar.
Some placards referred to the Ratan Tata-Rajeev
Chandrashekhar spat over NDA`s Telecom policy.
Amid din, the Chair adjourned the House till noon.
Earlier, when the House met for the day, Kumar paid
tributes to two former members, Meghrajji and M Rajashekara
The House also condoled the death of 14 people in a heavy
rains in coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh. The rains also
left several people homeless.
In the Rajya Sabha, opposition BJP and AIADMK members
trooped into the well even before Chairman Hamid Ansari took
"We want only JPC," they shouted as Ansari took up the
first listed question of the day.
"Please go back to your places," he said but members were
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V
Narayanasamy rose to speak but he could not be heard in the
Opposition members then raised slogans of "JPC-JPC, Only
As the din continued, Ansari adjourned the House till