New Delhi: Parliament was rocked for the
second day Thursday with the Opposition demanding ouster of
Telecom Minister A Raja and the Congress hitting back at the
Sangh Parivar over anti-Sonia Gandhi remarks by former RSS
chief K S Sudarshan.
The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha could not transact
any business in the din as members from both sides stormed
The first week of the winter session became virtually a
washout, except for the first day when the Lok Sabha
transacted some business.
Now Parliament will meet on Monday, as tomorrow has been
declared holiday for the MPs for the Chhath festival, widely
celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh.
No sooner the Lok Sabha met in the morning and Speaker
Meira Kumar took her seat, BJP members rushed to the well
raising slogans against Raja who is in the eye of a storm
following a CAG report which is believed to have passed
strictures against allocation of 2G spectrum.
This policy, approved by Raja, caused a loss of about Rs
1.76 lakh crore, the CAG report is understood to have pointed
The BJP members were joined by those from AIADMK and Shiv
Sena. CPI(M) members were seen raising slogans from their
They were countered by Congress members, some of whom
trooped to the well shouting slogans against the RSS.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister P K Bansal was seen trying
to make a point citing anti-Gandhi reports quoted to
Sudarshan in a Hindi newspaper.
The din prompted the Speaker to adjourn the House till
Similar scenes were witnessed when the House re-assembled
at noon leading to its adjournment till Monday. Even
ministers, including Jitin Prasada and Arun Yadav were seen
raising slogans against RSS.
It was ditto in the Rajya Sabha, where Congress members,
including Shantaram Naik, rushed to the well at the start of
the day. They too carried copies of the newspaper.
Opposition BJP and AIADMK members also trooped into the
well raising slogans demanding dismissal of Raja on being
"indicted" by CAG over his role in 2G spectrum allocation.
The House was adjourned till 1200 hours. But similar
scenes were witnessed when the House met at noon. Unrelenting
Congress and opposition members again rushed into the well
trying to press their points.
Deputy Chairman K Rehman Khan then adjourn the House till