Left protests attack on workers, LS adjourns twice

The Left parties have earlier alleged that Trinamool Congress and Maoists were behind the killing of their cadres.

New Delhi: Left parties on Thursday forced
adjournment of the Lok Sabha twice during Question Hour as
they walked into the well protesting the attack on their
workers in West Bengal.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, members from the
Left parties raised slogans and walked to the well displaying
placards saying "Stop attacks on democratic rights of the
people of West Bengal". Some members were heard shouting "Down
with dictatorship".

The Left parties were protesting against the attacks on
their workers in West Bengal. They have earlier alleged that
Trinamool Congress and Maoists were behind the killing of
their cadres.

Amid the din, Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj
sought permission from the Chair to raise an issue related to
Anna Hazare`s agitation and Leader of the House Pranab
Mukherjee responded to her.

With members from the Left parties refusing to go back to
their seats, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House till
11:30 am.

When the Lok Sabha reassembled, similar scenes were
witnessed.

Some Congress members showed placards protesting against
issues related to BJP-ruled Gujarat.

Kumar then adjourned the House till noon.

PTI

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