The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were again disrupted on Monday, losing the crucial question hour, as opposition members created a ruckus over the contentious issue of coal blocks allocation.
The Lok Sabha was adjourned minutes after the day’s proceedings began at 11 a.m. as BJP members advanced to the Speaker’s podium demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation over the issue.
Speaker Meira Kumar’s efforts to calm BJP members proved futile and she adjourned the House till 2 pm and finally for the day.
However, it was agreed at an all-party meeting, called by Ms. Kumar to break the ongoing logjam, to take up the crucial Finance Bill along with the Railway Appropriation Bill and the demands for grants of various ministries on Tuesday, said sources.
Disruptive scenes were witnessed in the Raya Sabha too, where BJP members shouted slogans against the Prime Minister.
In the midst of the pandemonium, Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the House till 2 pm and then for the day.