Parliament adjourned till Friday over 2G scam impasse

Thursday, November 25, 2010

NEW DELHI - With no headway being made over the issue of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam, Parliament stood paralysed for the tenth day on Thursday.

Morning sessions in both Houses were marked by opposition sloganeering and loud protests.

Samajwadi Party members began their march to the Lok Sabha from the gates of Parliament with party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in the lead.

They entered the House raising slogans ‘Kendra sarkar hosh mein aao, JPC banao’.

As soon as Speaker Meira Kumar assumed her seat, opposition members led by the AIADMK, rushed to the well and were soon joined by those from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena and some other parties.

Congress members too waved placards and raising slogans against Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

As the din continued, Kumar adjourned the House till Friday.

The Rajya Sabha also witnessed similar scenes.

Opposition BJP and AIADMK members rushed to the well of the house, demanding the setting up of a JPC to probe the 2G spectrum issue.

As the uproar persisted, Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the house till Friday.

The Winter Session of Parliament began on November 9 and has witnessed repeated adjournments over the opposition’s insistence for a JPC probe into the scam, even after A. Raja resigned as Communications and IT Minister last Sunday. (ANI)

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