Lok Sabha adjourns for the day amid din over bribery allegations

As the House was discussing matters of public interest, BJP's Kirit Somaiya claimed that payments worth Rs 4 crore made by a hawala operator had allegedly reached the Congress.

Published: 04th August 2017 04:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2017 04:51 PM   |  A+A-

CPI M leader P Karunakaran speaks in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha proceedings were cut short today as noisy scenes prevailed after a BJP member made bribery allegations against the Congress.

As the House was discussing matters of public interest, BJP's Kirit Somaiya claimed that payments worth Rs 4 crore made by a hawala operator had allegedly reached the Congress.

The issue sparked an uproar and shouting from the BJP benches as some Congress members sought to counter it.

Somaiya's submission was not fully audible amid the din.

With the uproar continuing, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings for the day little past 1530 hours.

The House will now meet again on August 8.

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