RS adjourned twice over `quit Krishna` demand

Last Updated: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 14:32

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice
on Friday after the opposition led by BJP created uproar demanding
sacking of External Affairs Minister S M Krishna following an
FIR alleging his role in illegal mining as Karnataka chief
minister.

As soon as the House met for the day, opposition members
demanded Krishna`s resignation and shouted slogans like "Have
shame! S M Krishna you resign...."

BJP members then trooped into the Well and continued to
raise slogans, following which Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned
the House till noon.

When the House reassembled, similar scenes were witnessed.
BJP members supported by those from the Left and BSP
participated in slogan shouting.

While the Left and the BSP were on their feet, some BJP
members rushed into the Well demanding sacking of Krishna.

"Pehle Krishna makhan khata tha, yeh Krishna khadan khata
hai...(Earlier Lord Krishna used to eat butter, this Krishna
eats minerals)," they shouted.

P J Kurien, who was in the chair, asked for paper laying
which included tabling of the Parliament Standing Committee
report on Lokpal Bill by Abhishek Manu Singhvi (Cong).

Amid din, the Chair adjourned the House till 2:30 pm.
The FIR against Krishna was registered by the Lokayukta
police following a private complaint by social activist and
businessman, T J Abraham, who alleged that as chief minister
from 1999 to 2003, Krishna took decisions that facilitated
illegal mining and did not protect the state`s forests.

On December 3, Lokayukta court judge N K Sudhindra Rao had
directed police to investigate the complaint.

PTI




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