Lok Sabha adjourned for day, Rajya Sabha till 2.30 pm

Published: 26th April 2013 11:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2013 01:01 PM   |  A+A-


Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were disrupted again Friday, as opposition members created a ruckus over the coal block allocations and various other issues, including 2G spectrum.

In both the houses, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) raised the issue of coal block and 2G spectrum allocations. The main opposition party also raised the issue of an affidavit filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the alleged government interference in the status report on its coal blocks probe.

Samajwadi Party (SP) members raised the issue of their leader and Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan being "insulted" at an airport in the US.

Azam Khan, who is accompanying Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the presentation at Harvard University on the management of millions of Kumbh Mela pilgrims, was detained for about 10 minutes at Boston Logan International Airport Wednesday.

Both houses lost the crucial question hour and were first adjourned till noon within minutes after meeting at 11 a.m.

Resuming sitting at 12 noon, the Rajya Sabha witnessed disruptions again, forcing Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien to adjourn the house till 2.30 p.m.

The Lok Sabha was, meanwhile, adjourned for the day soon after it met at noon.

The two houses did not transact any business except the routine laying of papers, which took place amidst ruckus.


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