The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha could not function normally as they witnessed slogan-shouting by members. Due to the uproar, Lok Sabha was adjourned twice and Rajya Sabha thrice before final adjournment. Both the Houses could not transact any substantial business. Trouble started as soon as both the Houses assembled for the day with members of BJP, Telugu Desam Party, Left and BSP creating ruckus over various issues. In both Houses, BJP members were on their feet and protested against the changes made by JPC Chairperson P C Chacko in the panel’s report on 2G scam, which gave clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Pandemonium was witnessed in the Rajya Sabha as the JPC report was tabled by Congress member Ananda Bhaskar Rapolu. While members of BJP, Left and TMC opposed the tabling of the controversial report, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien ruled that the ‘Terms of Reference’ contained in the motion of the JPC had no provision which permits a discussion on its report adopted duly by the committee.
Members of Samajwadi Party were on their feet on the issue of rise in prices of essential commodities, while TDP members opposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. In the Lok Sabha, notices for a no-confidence motion could not be taken up due to uproar over a host of issues including Telangana and JPC report on 2G scam. BSP members also stormed the Well and displayed newspaper report clippings on the death of 40 children in relief camps for Muzaffarnagar riot victims.
Kumar’s repeated attempts to bring order in the House went in vain. Though some agitating members returned to their seats, they were soon back in the Well which prompted her to adjourn the House for the day. In view of the ruckus, no business could be taken up for the second consecutive working day. (PTI)