Parliament winter Session: RS, LS adjourned for the day


New Delhi, Dec 21: Both the houses were adjourned for the day on Thursday after Congress leaders created ruckus over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh and also because of 2G scam verdict.

Rajya Sabha, soon after the House met for the day, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu asked the members to lay the papers on the table and then allowed Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad to speak.

“Till yesterday (Wednesday) we had been demanding the Prime Minister’s clarification on his remarks against Manmohan Singhji but today another incident took place and now we want clarification on both the issues,” Azad said.

“They should now prove on which basis they had alleged that there was scandal of Rs 1.76 lakh crore. Through false campaign an environment against UPA was created and was the reason we are here in the opposition benches and you are there in treasury benches”, news agency IANS quoted.

The Chairman requested Azad not to speak over the issue as he had not given any notice but he continued.

The Congress members then trooped near the Chairman’s podium and started sloganeering.

Despite several requests, when the Congress members continues with their protest, Naidu adjourned the house till 2 p.m.\

Meanwhile, Lok Sabha also adjourned for the day due to the 2G verdict.

A Delhi court on Thursday acquitted all the accused in the alleged multi-thousand crore rupee 2G spectrum scandal in which there were claims it caused the state exchequer a loss of Rs 1,76,379 crore.

The alleged scam on the issuance of licences and allocation of 2G spectrum by the Department of Telecom occurred during the Congress-led UPA government’s first tenure in 2008 but was widely reported in 2010 following a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).

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