New Delhi: The BJP today created ruckus in
Rajya Sabha over land allotment in Haryana to the Rajiv Gandhi
Trust forcing two adjournments and accused the Congress of
following a different standard in party-ruled state on land
As soon as Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan called for
Zero Hour mentions, Maya Singh (BJP) raised the issue.
She was joined by her party colleagues who trooped
into the Well and started shouting slogans against the
Making pleas for order in the House, Khan, said that
since it was a state subject, BJP`s notice has not been
"Who will reply to it? It is a state subject," he
said, adding, "This is violation.... It is not correct. It is
not the way. You cannot run the House like this."
When the uproar continued, the Chair adjourned the
House for ten minutes. When the House re-assembled, the BJP
members were unrelenting and resorted to slogan shouting. He
was again forced to adjourn the House till 2 PM.
On petitions of land owners including well-known
artist Anjolie Ela Menon, the Punjab and Haryana High Court
has summoned records related to acquisition of land in Gurgaon
for the Rajiv Gandhi Trust and sought the names of the
trustees. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi
and daughter Priyanka Gandhi are the trustees.
Haryana government had yesterday informed the court
that a committee was being constituted to consider cases of
petitioners in connection with acquisition of the land.
In BSP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, Congress led by General
Secretary Rahul Gandhi has supported farmers` agitation
against land acquisition.