Parliament stalled over lathi-charge, Pune firing
Both Houses of Parliament were rocked by commotion on Wednesday, with the main opposition BJP demanding the resignation of Home Minister P Chidambaram on the issue of Tuesday’s beating up of BJP youth wing activists in Delhi.
New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament were rocked by commotion on Wednesday, with the main opposition BJP demanding the resignation of Home Minister P Chidambaram on the issue of Tuesday’s beating up of BJP youth wing activists in Delhi.
BJP and Shiv Sena, supported by AIADMK and Akali Dal, forced adjournment of the Rajya Sabha for the day, protesting the police action.
BJP members trooped into the well shouting slogans, `lathi-goli ki sarkar, nahin chalegi` (government wielding lathis and firing bullets will not be tolerated).
They displayed large-sized photographs of wounded workers as also the banners against the government.
As the BJP members were protesting in the well, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal and AIADMK stood up in support.
The trouble began as soon as the House met for the day with BJP members shouting slogans against the police action against a rally by youth wing of the party here yesterday. They also demanded resignation of Home Minister P Chidambaram.
As Chairman Hamid Ansari took up the Question Hour, BJP members started the ruckus against alleged police brutality.
Ruling benches countered the slogan shouting by demanding that Question Hour be taken up. As the din continued, he adjourned the house till noon.
When the House met again, it was action replay. Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan pleaded for order even as BJP kept raising slogans.
In the din, Khan asked ministers to lay papers and called for resumption of the short duration discussion on Sports Minister Ajay Maken`s statement regarding the Commonwealth Games which remained inconclusive yesterday.
The BJP and some other Opposition parties had slammed the government on the CAG report on CWG, but the government could not come out with its version as the House was adjourned.
In Lok Sabha, agitated BJP, Shiv Sena and SP
members made a common cause on the
issue of police firing on farmers in Maharashtra demanding
immediate dismissal of the Congress-led government there.
The BJP members also shouted slogans denouncing the
Central government and, especially Chidambaram, over the police "brutality" against party workers.
The twin issues and the members` vociferous slogan-
shouting led to three adjournments, first till noon minutes
after assembling, then till 2.00 pm and finally for the day.
The protestors carried photographs of the injured and
placards calling for "dismissal of Maharashtra government" for
the police firing on farmers.
Three people, including a woman and child, were reportedly
killed in the firing near Pune.