Parliament deadlock enters sixth day

A banner unfolded by the Greenpeace activists to protest against the coal scam, at Vijay Chowk, New Delhi. Parliament today witnessed uproar over the coal block issue and was adjourned till 2 pm: File photo: V.V. Krishnan  

Parliament remained deadlocked for the sixth day on Tuesday as BJP stuck to its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the coal block allocation issue.

As soon as the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha met for the day, BJP members trooped to the Well raising slogans against the Prime Minister.

In the Lok Sabha, the NDA appeared to put up a show of unity with Shiv Sena, JD(U) and Akali Dal members raising slogans against the government from their seats.

DMK members were also seen protesting against the government for training Sri Lankan forces at airbases in India.

Several Congress members were also on their feet insisting that the House function.

Amid vociferous protests, both the Houses were adjourned for the day.

In the Rajya Sabha, DMK members moved to the aisles carrying banners that read ‘Stop Training Sri Lankan Army’ the moment Chairman Hamid Ansari called the House to order.

“Please don’t do banners please,” Mr Ansari pleaded with DMK members.

BJP members on the other hand shouted slogans demanding resignation of the Prime Minister.

When DMK members started moving towards the Well, Mr Ansari warned them that he “will name them” if they stepped into the Well. He then adjourned the House.

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