Both Houses of Parliament remained dysfunctional for the second successive day on Tuesday with members belonging to different parties raising multiple issues,ranging from a demand for Presidents rule in Uttar Pradesh to the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day a little past noon after undergoing an adjournment earlier. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice before the chair called it a day.
Trouble broke out in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Meira Kumar welcomed a parliamentary delegation from Macedonia. Members belonging to the BSP,the SP,Left,TMC and AIADMK members came into the well. The BSP sought imposition of Presidents rule in UP,alleging deteriorating law and order situation. They raised the issue of the killing of a DSP,which led to the resignation of state minister Raja Bhaiyya. The SP-pack was there to counter the BSP.
The Tamil MPs raised the issue of the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils. DMK members came in black shirt to protest. The AIADMK members held placards which said: Save Tamils in Sri Lanka.
The Left members were concerned about safety of women in West Bengal. TMC members tried to outmatch them in solgan-shouting.
Congress members,including Pratap Singh Bajwa,Ravneet Singh and Santosh Chowdhry,came to the aisle and shouted slogans against the Akali-BJP government in Punjab over the beating of a woman and her father by policemen. The Speaker adjourned the House till noon.
When the House met again with Independent member Inder Singh Namdhari in the chair,Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled a statement amidst the din,saying the Maharashtra Police had formed teams to pursue different lines of investigation and track the rapists and murderers of three minor sisters in Bhandara. Shinde said he was deeply shocked by the incident. The Centre,he said,had received a report from the state.
As the members persisted with the din,Namdhari adjourned the House for the day.
The same issues triggered an uproar in the Rajya Sabha. Besides,JD(U) members were upset over MNS attacks on North Indians. Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari asked members to take their seats. They,however,did not heed,forcing him to adjourn the House till noon. When the it reassembled,similar scenes were seen. The House was again adjourned till 2 pm. When the situation didnt change,Deputy Chairman P J Kurien called it a day.