Parliament disrupted over coal scam

May 03, 2013 11:35 am | Updated 11:35 am IST - New Delhi

Both Houses of Parliament were on Friday adjourned till noon as the BJP persisted with its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation over irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks.

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 the Prime Minister’s resignation over the issue.

Speaker Meira Kumar’s efforts to calm BJP members proved futile and she adjourned the House till 12 noon.

The scene in the Rajya Sabha was similar with BJP members shouting slogans against the Prime Minister.

Amid the pandemonium, Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the House till noon.

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