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CWG issue rocks Parliament; Opposition targets Sheila

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The Opposition Commonwealth Games issue rocked Parliament for the second day on Tuesday. File photo
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The Opposition Commonwealth Games issue rocked Parliament for the second day on Tuesday. File photo

An aggressive opposition created furore in the Lok Sabha for the second day today demanding resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the wake of CAG pointing fingers at her in the CWG mess.

The House saw two adjournments as opposition members, especially those from BJP, stormed the well raising slogans against Ms. Dikshit, accusing her of corruption in the Commonwealth Games projects.

Members of the Samajwadi Party also trooped into the well demanding the dismissal of the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh over alleged atrocities against farmers and fake encounters in the state.

Amid vociferous slogan-shouting, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House till 2 pm after the laying of papers. Lok Sabha was earlier adjourned till noon almost immediately after it assembled for the day.

BJP and Shiv Sena members raised slogans ‘Ab toh yeh spasht hai, Sheila Dikshit Bhrasht hai (now it is clear, Sheila Dikshit is corrupt) and ‘Shiela Dikshit resign, resign’

A similar situation prevailed in the Rajya Sabha soon after it assembled at 11 PM, with Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourning the House till noon. The Upper House later took up a debate on the issue.

To counter the opposition attack, some Congress members stood up holding posters alleging cost overrun and overpayment for projects in BJP-ruled Gujarat. Mr. Ansari asked them not to display banners.

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